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Bug 74745 - X starting up in a different resolution than expected makes font dpi incorrect
X starting up in a different resolution than expected makes font dpi incorrect
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 72760
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-10-01 08:34 EDT by Joe Ceklosky
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:46 EDT (History)
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Description Joe Ceklosky 2002-10-01 08:34:04 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.79 [en] (X11; U; SunOS 5.8 sun4u)

Description of problem:
Installing Redhat 8.0 on a Dell Inspiron 5000E laptop in graphic mode,
anaconda will not let the user past the select the software mode screen.  Make a
selection, hit next and NOTHING happens, (it should go to the partition
section).  This can be repeated over and over.  Work around, use the TEXT

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to install in graphic mode

Actual Results:  Once the software selection has been made, next is hit, the
'gray' out and NOTHING happens.

Expected Results:  See the parition selection screen.

Additional info:

Does anaconda do anything with the parition table before starting the select
parition mode screen?
Everything works FINE in text mode!
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-10-01 14:47:42 EDT
What is the name of the screen you are having difficulty getting past?  I am not
sure which software selection screen you are referring to.
Comment 2 Joe Ceklosky 2002-10-01 15:04:11 EDT
The screen that allows you to select the Personal Desktop, Workstation, and etc.
In graphic install this is the screen just before the parition manager choices
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2002-10-02 18:01:46 EDT
Does it work if you hit 'Alt-N' instead?
Comment 4 Joe Ceklosky 2002-10-02 19:49:09 EDT
Oddly enough the ALT-N does work. What is going on? 
Is there anything you want me to capture to help you?
Comment 5 Joe Ceklosky 2002-10-02 21:28:18 EDT
Another thing I noticed is that on some screens the mouse click does work on the
NEXT button, but others it does not and I am forced to use ALT-N.  I just
completed a graphic install as I type this.
Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2002-10-02 22:01:26 EDT
What's going on is that X started at a different resolution than the one we
asked for.  Therefore, the font sizes are off from what they should be coupled
with a few event boxes which are done in a slightly non-standard fashion leads
to the button bar not getting focus.

Work around for now is to use alt-N or other keyboard nav if it happens... 
we'll look into trying to get a better fix
Comment 7 Joe Ceklosky 2002-10-02 22:05:00 EDT
Yep, you are right on the FONT/RESOLUTION stuff, things are wacked a bit, but
still useable.
I don't remember these problems with the VESA based install from 7.3.
Comment 8 Michael Fulbright 2002-10-03 15:10:27 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 72760 ***
Comment 9 Michael Fulbright 2002-12-20 12:38:25 EST
Time tracking values updated

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