Fedora install support for netbooks -- small screen size

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Wed Jan 6 22:27:19 UTC 2010

On 01/06/2010 05:20 PM, Scott Robbins wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 04:30:06PM -0500, Christopher Beland wrote:
>> On Wed, 2010-01-06 at 12:47 -0500, Fulko Hew wrote:
>>> Shouldn't the symptom be solved at the root of the problem, not
>>> inside every app?
>> I think we generally end up with better usability if we address the
>> problem at the application level.
> With the majority of Desktops and Window Managers, one can resize a
> Window, play with the resolution, and so forth. So the problem is worst
> in installation, especially as textmode install now has more severe
> limitations.  There are workarounds, I suppose, prepare the disk in
> advance, or something, but I haven't tried any.

There is always VNC, and I have used that.  I have even (with Centos) 
built special install CDs that connected to my desktop.  Thing is, you 
then have to keep your system stable for the whole install.

If the system has a keyboard and screen, it is nice to be able to use it.

> I seem to recall the same problem with some Debian based systems as
> well, and even, possibly, ones that are theoretically specially designed
> for netbooks.
> My memory is now hazy on it.  I have Aspire One, where I put on EEEbuntu
> for my wife and my own 1000HE (10 inch screen---the Aspire is 8 or 9, I
> believe) and don't remember too many problems--however, having done so
> many installs, it's quite possible that I simply muttered a bad word and
> hit alt N or whatever.
> I would think that Anaconda would be the most important thing to get
> working.

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