Can't install FC10 (video issue)

Bill Davidsen davidsen at
Wed Oct 8 12:47:51 UTC 2008

When I run the install DVD, i386 or x86_64, the first screen in video mode comes 
up with the bottom half of the image off the bottom of the screen. By using 
"video=" options I can make it smaller, or use alternate drivers, but the cutoff 
is always at the same point. I have tried several monitors, same behavior. 
Normal display is LCD 1024x768, but I've tried up to a good CRT which will go to 

The odd thing is that I had no such problem with FC9, so I assume this is due to 
an "enhancement" in X. Changing video cards is not a realistic option, I have 
limited slot space and no inclination to go buy another good video card for the 
PCIe slot.

Does anyone have a great idea how to diddle the parameters before install so I 
can see what I'm doing? I want to install on spare disk and share the /home and 
/appdata between FC9 and FC10, at least for the moment.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at>
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