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Re: f10 install - low screen resolution



Craig White wrote:
On Sat, 2009-05-09 at 23:59 +0930, Tim wrote:
On Fri, 2009-05-08 at 11:04 -0700, Mike Wright wrote:
What I don't understand is that this display adapter has worked
beautifully in fc4, fc6, and fc8 installations.
Changes in Xorg, over time...  The difficulty with a live CD is that
it's virtually fixed with the original software, no updates.  It's not
uncommon to find that people who've installed an OS (to writeable
media), and had graphics problems, that they've gone away after a "yum
update".
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much of this could be resolved by more people running the testing
versions and reporting issues with various hardware BEFORE it is
released.

FC11 has not been released, and this problem goes back to FC9 at least, that certain monitors are mis-detected and are either too high or low in resolution. There should be one more install in addition to text and graphic (automatic) modes, and that is install with vga=ask to let the user pick the resolution needed.

You can't imagine how unreadable 640x480 is on a 42" HDTV, you need the wireless keyboard and mouse to get about fifteen feet away. Or to enter the correct resolution, but many users don't know how to do that.

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