Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 70930
Installer ignores custom monitor frequencies
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:45:17 EDT
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Description of problem:
When the installer fails to detect my monitor's frequency settings, and I enter
them myself, and choose my resolution, upon reboot, I find that the installer
has ignored this information, invented its own monitor settings, and chosen
640x480 for me.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a Viewsonic G773 monitor.
2. Install a fresh copy of Limbo #2
3. When the installer fails to autodetect, use "Custom Monitor" and a frequency
4. Choose a preferred resolution of something higher than 640x480
Actual Results: X started with a 640x480 resolution.
The XF86Config file ended up having the correct laundry list of resolutions
written to it, but the monitor frequency was something completely off the wall.
I re-wrote it, restarted X, and everything worked fine, so I'm a little
hard-pressed to tell you WHAT it had chosen. Narrow frequency ranges. I saw the
same behavior in Limbo #1, so I'm betting it's reproducable Always, though in
truth, I can only say it did it twice--once with each Limbo.
Expected Results: The installer should have respected custom monitor
frequencies, or else not bothered to ask.
Additional info: I apologise if this is the wrong component. "installer" isn't
an option for bugzilla entry--although you can search on it, which is curious.
The installer is called "anaconda". Reassigning.
Was this install done in text or graphical mode?
The install was done in text mode, because it was a hard disk-based
installation, both times.
Appears to work now.
Fix confirmed with re0122.nightly tree.