Bug 80417 - Kickstart monitor specification being ignored
Summary: Kickstart monitor specification being ignored
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
Blocks: 79578
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-26 01:32 UTC by Andrew Parker
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-05-25 14:51:20 UTC

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Description Andrew Parker 2002-12-26 01:32:09 UTC
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Description of problem:
Using kickstart, specifying any monitor settings is ignored during install on my
Sony Vaio PCH-Z600TEK.  I have tried each of the following entries in my kickstart:

# specify h/vsync
xconfig --depth=16 --resolution=1024x768 --defaultdesktop=KDE --startxonboot
--card="ATI Rage Mobility" --videoram=8192 --hsync 31.5-48.5 --vsync 40.0-70.0

# specify monitor type (works under 7.2, 7.3, 8.0)
xconfig --depth=16 --resolution=1024x768 --defaultdesktop=KDE --startxonboot
--card="ATI Rage Mobility" --videoram=8192 --monitor="Generic Laptop Display
Panel 1024x768"

# do not specify a monitor
xconfig --depth=16 --resolution=1024x768 --defaultdesktop=KDE --startxonboot
--card="ATI Rage Mobility" --videoram=8192

In all of those instances, I get the following entry in /etc/X11/XF86Config

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "Unknown monitor"
        HorizSync    31.5 - 37.9
        VertRefresh  50.0 - 70.0
        Option      "dpms"

Note how both the hsync and vsync rates are wrong.  This results in 1024x768
mode missing.

Removing the xconfig line entirely gives the opportunity to configure it
manually.  In this instance, the default monitor (unprobed) is 31.5-37.9/50-70.
 ie, exactly what I get from specifying otherwise in the kickstart.  Manually
changing it at this stage works ok.  Its only the kickstart values that seem to
be ignored.

This problem can be corrected after install with redhat-config-xfree86

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Create kickstart with any of my 3 xconfig values
2.  Install phoebe

Actual Results:  /etc/X11/XF86Config

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "Unknown monitor"
        HorizSync    31.5 - 37.9
        VertRefresh  50.0 - 70.0
        Option      "dpms"

Expected Results:  /etc/X11/XF86Config should have the following section

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "Generic Laptop Display Panel 1024x768"
        HorizSync    31.5 - 48.5
        VertRefresh  40.0 - 70.0
        Option      "dpms"

Additional info:

Not sure if this applies to other hardware, I've not had a chance to try it out.

kickstart works ok in 8.0.  i can post the kickstart file if needed.

Comment 1 Andrew Parker 2003-01-24 10:26:17 UTC
fwiw, this problem persists in 8.0.93 too

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2003-02-06 19:47:06 UTC
Looking at this issue.

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2003-02-06 21:02:25 UTC

Comment 4 Andrew Parker 2003-02-21 10:27:22 UTC
I can confirm that this works for me in 8.0.94.

Thanks Michael.

Comment 5 Andrew Parker 2003-04-07 23:06:08 UTC
Can also confirm this works in 9 too.

Comment 6 Brent Fox 2003-05-25 14:51:20 UTC
I'm going through Bugzilla closing some bugs that have been marked as Modified
for some period of time.  I believe that most of these issues have been fixed,
so I'm resolving these bugs as Rawhide.  If the bug you are seeing still exists,
please reopen this report and mark it as Reopened.

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