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Bug 5546

Summary: Default resolution for X can be too high for monitor
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Brian Ryner <bryner>
Component: installerAssignee: Jay Turner <jturner>
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Version: 6.1CC: srevivo
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Description Brian Ryner 1999-10-05 00:04:12 UTC
When I had the installer test the X configuration, it
apparently used a quite high resolution that was virtually
unreadable on my monitor.  Since it already detects the
monitor type, would it be possible for it to make a
reasonable assumption about display resolution from the
size?

Comment 1 nd 1999-10-06 02:44:59 UTC
This is not a bug.

The Red Hat installation uses a reasonably LOW resolution for X during
the install.  If for some reason this doesn't work on an obscure
system, that's what the text installer is there for.  Type "text"
<enter> when the Red Hat CD/disk boots up.

Comment 2 Brian Ryner 1999-10-06 04:21:59 UTC
I'm not referring to the resolution used *during* the install, that
was just fine.  What I am referring to is the resolution that it wants
to use for X *after* the install, i.e. the mode that it switches to
when you click "Test this configuration" after it detects your video
card and monitor.

Comment 3 Jay Turner 1999-10-20 18:18:59 UTC
There is a customize X button in the configuration which allows you to
select which resolution your X session starts in, so this is really
not a bug.  The installer will default to the highest resolution which
your video card and monitor will support . . . it is up to the user to
select something different if that is not what they are looking for.

------- Additional Comments From   10/21/99 11:41 -------
There is really a problem with the X configuration during install...
When the screen is detected as a plug 'n play monitor the refresh is
too high for the monitor... Why do not include in the customize
fonction the screen choice ( shown only with non plug'n play monitor )
I had A NOKIA 17 inches and I was just unable to set my resolution
during installation.