Subject: Re: Graphical Sysinst in 2.0
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/08/2004 10:52:34
On Tue, 7 Sep 2004 17:18:13 -0700
Bill Studenmund <> wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 03, 2004 at 10:09:43PM -0500, Richard Rauch wrote:
> > I have a couple of random observations that I think are new to the thread,
> > based on the parts that are visible to me:
> [snip]
> >  * X (XFree86 at least) is pretty easy to configure these days.
> >    XFree86 was talking about dropping the config file altogether
> >    and supporting running just by dynamic probes.
> We could do that, but I think it'd just be easier to stick with a simple 
> graphics mode that all the hardware should support (if it does graphics). 
> None of the graphical installers I've played with have taxed the graphics 
> setup at all.

Some days ago, I tried to install Mandrake 10, and it uses a 640x480@60Hz
resolution during the installation (I guess it's VESA).
However, Fedora Core 2 correctly detected my monitor and my card and switched
to 1024x768@85Hz during the whole install.  Sweet.

Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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