Bug 88834 - Text-mode installation doesn't work properly on SiS 630 based notebook.
Summary: Text-mode installation doesn't work properly on SiS 630 based notebook.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-14 18:48 UTC by Petr Tomasek
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:53 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-06-18 20:47:56 UTC

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Description Petr Tomasek 2003-04-14 18:48:47 UTC
Description of problem:
When installer switches(? it seems to be so) after booting the kernel into
(another?) text mode(?), it does display only blue display with black strip on the
right side (propably zoomed screen where you are asked to ).

If I press "->" and "Enter" (i.e. I select not to check the image) I get after
a while into the graphical installer. I cannot however switch to other (textual)
vc's, nor can I see anything after the installer leaves X-windows.

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-04-15 16:10:10 UTC
Try adding 'nofb' to the command line when you boot the installer.

Comment 2 shrek-m 2003-04-28 13:27:07 UTC
i got a white-lightened display

my first-aid was: external-monitor until anaconda recognized the sis 630

works great
"linux nofb"
"linux rescue nofb"

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2003-06-18 20:47:56 UTC
Good to hear.  I don't think there is much we can do about this however.

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