Fedora install support for netbooks -- small screen size

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Wed Jan 6 15:45:59 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-01-06 at 10:24 -0500, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> I am doing another FC12 install on my ASUS 701ee.  This is a test 
> system, and I end up installing every month or so.
> Of course with the small screen size, I end up pressing <cntl-N> a lot, 
> as I cannot see the Next button.  And on some screens I just miss some 
> options, like getting to customize the install packages.  I am always 
> forgetting the key combo to turn that check box on.
> Is there some way to either get the ability to pan the screen around or 
> scroll the screen so that on Netbooks that SHOULD be a popular install 
> platform for Fedora, can have workable installation?

To be fair, the installer _is_ workable on almost all netbooks. The 701
has an extremely small low-resolution screen. No-one makes netbooks that
small any more, not even Asus. Probably scrollbars on anaconda could
work around this, but that may not be simple to implement.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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