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Bug 80866 - bottom halve of screen progressively unreadable during graphical install
bottom halve of screen progressively unreadable during graphical install
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-01-01 06:04 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-03-12 11:10:14 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2003-01-01 06:04:32 EST
Description of problem:
During the graphical installation of phoebe on a Dell Inspiron 7000 laptop
with the ATI 3D RAGE LT Pro video card the bottom halve of the screen 
was badly rendered. Text became progressively difficult to read going
down the screen. The two bottom lines were practically unreadable.

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Always (tried 3 times)

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Comment 1 Matt Wilson 2003-01-02 08:56:11 EST
try booting with "linux nofb".
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2003-01-03 06:14:01 EST
Booting with 'linux nofb' indeed solves the problem.
The screen is now uniformly readable.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-10 02:19:53 EST
Matt, you seem to have a hunch about what's going on here.
Comment 4 Matt Wilson 2003-02-05 22:46:59 EST
This is essentially a hardware bug, I believe.  It is possible that it's an
XFree86 driver bug, but all the other ATI hardware is working without problems.

I believe that booting with 'nofb' is going to have to be the solution for now.
Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2003-03-07 17:31:52 EST
We no longer use fb and things seem much better overall.
Comment 6 Matt Wilson 2003-03-07 17:36:16 EST
but we still use vga16fb

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