|Summary:||Redhat 9 graphical installer display screwup|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||lindahl|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Michael Fulbright <msf>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Mike McLean <mikem>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2003-04-04 19:30:19 UTC||Type:||---|
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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.