Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63190
configureX kickstart won't accept 1920x1440
Last modified: 2010-09-21 14:44:21 EDT
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Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
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.