Bug 82428 - Graphical install fails on Latitude
Graphical install fails on Latitude
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-01-21 20:25 EST by adam.huffman
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:50 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-11 12:49:40 EST
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Description adam.huffman 2003-01-21 20:25:33 EST
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Description of problem:
When attempting to install Phoebe2 on a Dell Latitude C800 with ATI Rage
Mobility M4 chipset, the installer fails to start an X server and runs in text
mode.  Graphical installation worked on 8.0 and Phoebe 1.

The message in /tmp/X.log was that modules glx and record could not be loaded
because they could not be found.  Then a message saying that no valid VESA modes
were found and hence there were no usable screens.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install from CDs

Actual Results:  Graphical install fails and the installer reverts to a text install

Expected Results:  Graphical install should have proceeded

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Comment 1 Paul Jenner 2003-01-22 08:46:34 EST
Is this a duplicate of #80384?
Comment 2 adam.huffman 2003-01-22 09:08:02 EST
Yes, although this is with the second beta, not the first, so the problem is
still there.
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-22 12:29:18 EST
Find out what the native resolution of your LCD is and add this when you boot:

linux resolution=<native resolution>

For example, if you laptop does 1024x768, use

linux resolution=1024x768

when you boot the installer.

I have a workaround for this but it is not in the latest beta.
Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2003-02-11 12:49:40 EST
Closing due to inactivity.
Comment 5 adam.huffman 2003-03-10 11:35:02 EST
Just to confirm that this problem didn't occur when installing the latest beta.

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