Help understanding Anaconda source - walk through needed.

Aaron Gray aaronngray.lists at
Fri Apr 11 01:07:30 UTC 2014

On 17 March 2014 22:02, Adam Williamson <awilliam at> wrote:
> On Mon, 2014-03-17 at 09:39 -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
>> On Wed, 2014-03-12 at 20:07 +0000, Aaron Gray wrote:
>> > I am looking for someone to walk me through the Anaconda source as I
>> > need to understand it and cannot find where its 'main' is and how it
>> > launches X Windows as I need to work out why the main installer is not
>> > working on my HP D140 G3's with MCA video controllers.
>> Anaconda doesn't really "configure" X before running it, it just relies
>> on X's autoconfiguration logic to Do The Right Thing.  I'm hoping you
>> don't really mean MCA to mean Micro Channel Architecture there, one I
>> didn't think anybody besides IBM was foolish enough to use that and two
>> Fedora's X hasn't supported buses older than PCI for a couple of
>> releases now.
>> Whatever problem you're having with graphics at install time, you will
>> almost certainly also have after installed; it's usually easier to debug
>> by going ahead and installing in text mode and then debugging graphics
>> once installed.
> I think the system he's referring to is this one:
> Graphics Controller
>     Type Integrated
>     Interface Type PCI
>     Graphics Processor / Vendor ATI RAGE XL
>     Video Memory 8 MB / 8 MB (max) SDRAM
>     Video Interfaces VGA


We thought it was an ATI Rage to begin with but says differently
for my systems.


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