Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80401
Anaconda does not work in GUI mode
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:17 EDT
Description of problem:
The Phoebe installer does not work in GUI mode on my Dell Inspiron 4000.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt to install in GUI mode
2. Watch it try, then fail
Kicks into TUI, which is obviously correct, but suboptimal.
Pretty GUI install screens, just like 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.0 did (and every beta in
redhat-config-xfree86 also was unable to configure valid settings for this
laptop, but it has never been able to get it right (it failed in 8.0 even though
anaconda succeeded and wrote out a working XFree86 config file).
Does it work if you boot with 'linux resolution=native_panel_res'? It's
possible we lost some of the hacks to work around some of the weird laptop
hardware when restructuring some of this code
Apologies. I have needed to actually use that laptop of late, I'll test it tonight.
linux resolution=native_panel_res does not work.
linux resolution=1024x768 does not work either.
I'd need to play with the machine to figure out anything else.
The native resolution was 1400x1050, which made this work.
I added some code to sniff through the first failed attempt to start X to see if
there is any info on the panel size in the X.log, and try again using that size.