Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72282
Hang during installation (GUI)
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:45:48 EDT
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Description of problem:
When doing an installation with the GUI, the system hangs. No input from the
keyboard or mouse is processed. The installation stops too. Nothing can be
done and the system has to be re-booted and the installation has to be re-done.
The hang has occurrs at different stages of the installation process.
I have duplicated this on two different systems, one a 1.,5Ghz P4 and the other
a 2.4Ghz P4.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot Limbo CD 1 (graphical installation is used)
2.start answering questions, the hangs has occurred at various stages of install
process. Once I made to the actual installation phase and the system froze then.
Actual Results: The system was hung.
Expected Results: The installation should have proceeded to completion.
I was able to do a text install on the 1.5GHz P4. But when I try to run startx,
the system runs for a few minutes, then freezes up just like during the
Not a 4suite bug...
I've downloaded and installed the null release and the same problem exists.
Is anything being done on this issue?
Please retry with the final 8.0 release now it is out, and be sure to mediacheck
the media first.
I re-tried this with 8.0 and did a media check. The problem still exists.
This sounds like a kernel issue if you were able to get the system installed and
then it ran and hung.
Can you set your BIOS to use more conservative settings?
any more details on your hardware?
D850GB Intel Desktop Motherboard
Intel 1.5GHz P4
MicroSoft PS/2 Mouse
Compaq PS/2 Keyboard
Chips & Technologies CT69000 PCI Video Card
I boot CD1, anaconda runs in graphics mode. Sometimes I can move thru the first
few pages in graphics mode, but typically by the time I get to the disk
partitioning screen, the system just freezes up.
Can you please be more explicit to your conservative BIOS settings.
cc'ing our X maintainer, maybe he can think of something he has seen in other bugs
Do both hangs you see happen with the same graphics card?
Yes, the Chips and Technologies CT69000. I'll try to dig up a different
graphics card and try that. I'll let you know what I find.
I tried another graphics card and I was able to install 8.0 on the P4. So it
looks like the problem is with the Chips and Technologies CT69000 graphics card.
We use this card extensively on our machines here, so how do we go about
resolving this problem?
Try the "vesa" driver. The C&T driver is broken for this card
Does the "vesa" driver work?
How do I use the vesa driver?
Either edit the config file by hand and change it to use vesa, or
run the config tool, and manually select VESA driver.
Or, try using: Option "noaccel" in the device section of the config
Please contact one of the XFree86 or Red Hat mailing lists if you
require detailed help or assistance with reconfiguring X.
Does option noaccel, or the vesa driver work for you?
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