Bug 63190 - configureX kickstart won't accept 1920x1440
configureX kickstart won't accept 1920x1440
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Blocks: 61901
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Reported: 2002-04-10 18:31 EDT by Alexandre Oliva
Modified: 2010-09-21 14:44 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-04-15 19:44:18 EDT
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Description Alexandre Oliva 2002-04-10 18:31:21 EDT
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Description of problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Get a machine with a video card and monitor that can go up to 1920x1440 (say,
a RIVA TNT2 card with a Philips 107P monitor).

2.Create a ks.cfg file with the line:

xconfig --card "RIVA TNT2" --videoram 32768 --hsync 30-92 --vsync 50-160 --depth
16 --resolution 1920x1440 --defaultdesktop=GNOME --startxonboot

3.Boot off the CD installation media for a kickstart install

Actual Results:  installclass.py, line 384, in configureX, raises a
RuntimeError: `Selected resolution and bitdepth not possible with video ram
detected.  Perhaps you have to specify video ram'

Expected Results:  32MB is surely enough for 1920x1440x16, and this actually
works if I change the resolution to 1600x1200 in the kickstart file, then add
`1920x1440' as a video mode to XF86Config-4 after installation.

Additional info:

There's also the problem that the installer goes back to text mode and prints a
back trace, instead of a user-friendly error message, and that the error message
itself is misleading, because I have specified the amount of videoram.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-04-10 18:53:28 EDT
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2002-04-15 19:44:12 EDT
Confirmed fixed.

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