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Bug 453106 - Failed to install F9 due to video/monitor misdetection
Summary: Failed to install F9 due to video/monitor misdetection
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-nv
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adam Jackson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-27 10:55 UTC by Jurgen Kramer
Modified: 2018-04-11 15:36 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-07-14 17:44:37 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Xorg.0.log from Nvidia 8600 GTS (deleted)
2008-06-27 10:55 UTC, Jurgen Kramer
no flags Details
Xorg.0.log from Nvidia 6800 GS (anaconda has no problems with this one) (deleted)
2008-06-27 10:57 UTC, Jurgen Kramer
no flags Details

Description Jurgen Kramer 2008-06-27 10:55:34 UTC
Description of problem:
I could not install F9 by using the graphical install method. After switching to
graphics mode my monitor went blank due to (probably) improper resolution
settings. The text installation could not be finished as well, while trying to
configure X (firstboot?) the same problem appeared.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
anaconda 11 (as used on the F9 i386 install DVD)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from F9 i386 install DVD
2. Anaconda detects videocard
3. Screen blanks (power led blinks)
Actual results:
When switching to graphics mode my screen turns off, the power led start
blinking (probably indicating wrong resolution/freq settings).

Expected results:
Proper supported resolution, able to install F9 in graphics mode

Additional info:
HW details:
Video card: Nvidia 8600 GTS
Monitor: Apple Cinema Display HD, 23"
X itself (by starting X using X or startx) has no problems with this
combination. I managed to install F9 by temporarily swapping my videocard for an
older one (Nvidia 6800 GS). After installation I reinstalled the 8600 GTS and X
gives me a nice 1920x1200 display without manual configuration.

I've attached two Xorg.0.log files (one from the 8600 GTS card and one from the
6800GS). These are taken from my running system not anaconda or firstboot.

I'm happy to supply more info if needed.

Comment 1 Jurgen Kramer 2008-06-27 10:55:34 UTC
Created attachment 310422 [details]
Xorg.0.log from Nvidia 8600 GTS

Comment 2 Jurgen Kramer 2008-06-27 10:57:02 UTC
Created attachment 310423 [details]
Xorg.0.log from Nvidia 6800 GS (anaconda has no problems with this one)

Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2008-06-27 15:57:51 UTC
Just to emphasize -- apparently here anaconda doesn't work with NVidia 8600 GTS,
but it does with NVidia 6800 GS.

Comment 4 Adam Jackson 2008-07-21 17:17:42 UTC
At least part of this is because we're generating an implausible mode. 
1920x1200 has to fit in a single DVI link of 165MHz, and not:

(II) NV(0): Modeline "1920x1200"x60.0  193.16  1920 2048 2256 2592  1200 1201
1204 1242 -hsync +vsync (74.5 kHz)

... 193.16MHz is right out.

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