Bug 75145 - anaconda doesn't display to a flat panel
anaconda doesn't display to a flat panel
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-10-04 15:43 EDT by Hunter Matthews
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:47 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:49:44 EST
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Description Hunter Matthews 2002-10-04 15:43:43 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.0 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020408

Description of problem:
Dell GX260, USB keyboard & mouse, Dell FP1503 flat panel

Choosing a GUI type install (the default), system boots normally, however when
the GUI part actually starts, the flat panel blanks and 
says "Cannot display this mode".

Switching to a regular CRT and rebooting displays the GUI normally.
I would expect simply switching to the CRT at that moment to also 
work, but I didn't try that. (I will on request from you)

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot the RH 8.0 cd
2.select gui install

Actual Results:  No gui is displayed

Expected Results:  A gui is displayed

Additional info:

This is that weird 845G chipset that I've had so much trouble with. But since it
worked on the CRT, I'm guessing its a display resolution problem.

Please note that I did search bugzilla for "anaconda flat panel" and didn't find
anything - I have trouble believing this is not a dup though.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-10-04 16:47:27 EDT
Try passing a 'resolution=<mode>' on the boot command line, where <mode> is
something like '1024x768', or whatever the default resolution of your LCD is.
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2002-11-05 16:10:20 EST
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have additional information to
add to this report.
Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:49:44 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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