Display issues running FC14a3 under KVM

Bill Davidsen davidsen at tmr.com
Fri Aug 27 16:33:14 UTC 2010

Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-08-26 at 15:59 -0400, Bill Davidsen wrote:
>> I booted the Live-CD under KVM and after a bit of minor testing did an
>> install from that, using the "install" off the default user home page.
>> The system boots and runs, but I get odd display warnings.
>> At startup I get a warn of using a 1x1 window (and being smart enough
>> to not do it), 
> This is known.
>> then when I install and try to run system-config-display I get an
>> error in the running of the package.
> This isn't particularly surprising, as no-one wants to maintain it any
> more.

Fine, since there is no other way to get a "display" entry in the 
"Administration" menu, does that mean if the system makes totally inappropriate 
choices on video I should go to another distribution, or is there some secret 
way (ie. not available on the admin menu) to get a reasonable display setting?

And while I'm at it, why can the installer use a reasonable video mode but the 
OS boot doesn't? Your typical user isn't going to boot in single user, create an 
Xorg.conf file, and edit it to sanity with vi.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com>
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