(Info only ... no help needed)
Here is an issue that I was able to work around ... and I just wanted to pass it on:
ISSUE: The Anaconda (install/setup program for FC4) graphical user interface (X-Server GUI) appears corrupted (stretched with flickering stripes) on the screen, but is still navigable. However, after answering all of the prompts with the default values, the installation hard locks the computer.
WORKAROUND: Install using the command "linux text" at the initial prompt of the install CD. This gives the same prompts as the normal install process, but without the advanced GUI. After completing the prompts in this mode, the installation proceeds after answering all of the prompts.
- If the mouse is not active, then use the Tab key to move between the various buttons and the arrow keys and Enter/Space to make selections.
- "linux resolution=800x600" and "linux resolution=1024x768" did not change the appearance at all (which is surprising, even if it didn't fix the corruption, it should have looked different)
- "linux nofb" (turns off the video framebuffer) was going to be the next thing I would have tried, but I did not, so I don't know if it would have also worked around the issue
- "linux mem=96M" did not help (yes, only 96M in this system), so it might have been a memory constraint. As shipped, the system had 64M).
- In the BIOS, there are alternate options for the VGA memory usage, Monochrome monitor support, Fast/Slow boot, and alternate memory reporting. None of these helped.
This is a old system (value $25, if even) and it isn't worth chasing any detection bugs, but I did want to post this work-around just in the event someone else needs it.