f12 beta still loses "next", "cancel" buttons off of RHS of screen during firstboot

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Tue Nov 3 17:25:49 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-11-03 at 10:57 -0600, Robert G. (Doc) Savage wrote:

> Robert,
> I may be seeing something similar on a 32-bit ThinkPad A22p with ATI
> Rage Mobility 128 video. Unless I select base bideo during initial
> installation, the right 1/3 of an 800x600 window in a 1600x1200 display
> is torn/garbled such that the Next and Cancel buttons are effectively
> masked. After the initial reboot I get a normal full screen with
> firstboot and everything is fine. It would be nice if this problem could
> be fixed, but my A22p is so old it's hardly worth the effort.

That's not the same issue; the issue Robert was seeing was related to
the way firstboot deals with multi-head configurations (yeah, even
though he has a single monitor - his case was a particularly odd
one :>).

We would obviously like to fix your issue, though. If you install with
'basic video' the installed system will be configured to use the same
basic driver (vesa) rather than the native one for your card, so the bug
may actually still be present in the final install. Can you verify that
you have a /etc/X11/xorg.conf that specifies the 'vesa' driver, and if
so, try renaming it, restarting the system (or just X), and seeing if
you then see display corruption? Thanks.

Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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