Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82428
Graphical install fails on Latitude
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:50:12 EDT
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
Is this a duplicate of #80384?
Yes, although this is with the second beta, not the first, so the problem is
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
when you boot the installer.
I have a workaround for this but it is not in the latest beta.
Closing due to inactivity.
Just to confirm that this problem didn't occur when installing the latest beta.