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

Robert G. (Doc) Savage dsavage at peaknet.net
Tue Nov 3 21:42:26 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-11-03 at 09:25 -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:
> 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.

Yep. I've got a problem. Opening a new thread: "F12b ATI Rage Mobility

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