Bug 82428 - Graphical install fails on Latitude
Summary: Graphical install fails on Latitude
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-22 01:25 UTC by adam.huffman
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-11 17:49:40 UTC

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Description adam.huffman 2003-01-22 01:25:33 UTC
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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):

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

Additional info:

Comment 1 Paul Jenner 2003-01-22 13:46:34 UTC
Is this a duplicate of #80384?

Comment 2 adam.huffman 2003-01-22 14:08:02 UTC
Yes, although this is with the second beta, not the first, so the problem is
still there.

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-22 17:29:18 UTC
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 17:49:40 UTC
Closing due to inactivity.

Comment 5 adam.huffman 2003-03-10 16:35:02 UTC
Just to confirm that this problem didn't occur when installing the latest beta.

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