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Bug 87952

Summary: Redhat 9 graphical installer display screwup
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: lindahl
Component: anacondaAssignee: Michael Fulbright <msf>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
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Description lindahl 2003-04-03 23:09:38 UTC
Description of problem:

Redhat 9 (from the ISO) only displays part of the screen on my Dell, which the
probe says has a GeForce 2 MX (generic) and a NEC LCD1830. The bottom half
of the image appears in the top half of my LCD, and the bottom half is blank.

Booting "linux lowres" does display correctly.

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-04-04 19:30:19 UTC
We do not support probing LCD sizes, so sometimes it is necessary to override
the defaults using the 'lowres' or 'resolution=<width>x<height>' command line.
These are documented for exactly this case.   There are not plans to support
probing LCDs at this time.

Comment 2 lindahl 2003-04-04 20:30:02 UTC
It's fine to not probe LCDs. It's not fine to expect expert users to have to
read the paper docs every time they install Redhat -- it's easy to add
information into the 1st stage of booting saying that LCD users should use the
"lowres" option.

By the way, I did look in the manual, and the troubleshooting guide says nothing
about all LCDs needing lowres. There is also no "What's different about
installing this version of Redhat" section.

I took a survey of my friends in the office, and all of them said they had never
read the installation guide before -- installation always just worked, and they
considered that to be a great feature of Redhat.