Bug 23435 - Installing with Live media from boot menu should allow enlarging the GUI
Summary: Installing with Live media from boot menu should allow enlarging the GUI
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Release (media or process) (show other bugs)
Version: Cauldron
Hardware: All Linux
Priority: Normal enhancement
Target Milestone: Mageia 7
Assignee: ISO building group
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-08-13 12:59 CEST by Dick Gevers
Modified: 2018-12-03 20:27 CET (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Source RPM: draklive-install-2.15-1.mga7
Status comment:

Perhaps you mean this, but probably next... (61.21 KB, image/jpeg)
2018-12-03 17:08 CET, Dick Gevers
First matchbox screen (61.21 KB, image/jpeg)
2018-12-03 17:38 CET, Dick Gevers
First matchbox screen (52.92 KB, image/jpeg)
2018-12-03 17:40 CET, Dick Gevers
First installer screen (98.66 KB, image/png)
2018-12-03 19:04 CET, Martin Whitaker

Description Dick Gevers 2018-08-13 12:59:47 CEST
Description of problem:

When Live media are used to install from boot menu this is done by means of GUIs on screen that use less than 25% of the entire screen. But in this mode they cannot be enlarged. It would be nicer if they could be, for example when doing custom disk partitioning for a lot of partitions it would be lots more customer friendly to enlarge the GUI

[ This is an enhancement request for Mageia 7 ]
Dick Gevers 2018-08-13 13:00:47 CEST

Keywords: (none) => USABILITY

Marja Van Waes 2018-08-13 22:06:07 CEST

CC: (none) => marja11
Assignee: bugsquad => isobuild

Marja Van Waes 2018-08-13 22:07:11 CEST

CC: sysadmin-bugs => (none)
Target Milestone: --- => Mageia 7

Comment 1 Martin Whitaker 2018-08-14 21:44:27 CEST
I've wished the same every time I've tested that feature. We can't easily make the window resizable, because it is displayed using the matchbox window manager, which doesn't support that. But we could look at detecting the actual screen size and adapting the size of the window accordingly.

For now, providing you aren't running on a machine with too little RAM, the solution is to boot to the live desktop and run the installer from there - then you can resize the window as much as you like.

CC: (none) => mageia

Comment 2 Martin Whitaker 2018-11-26 21:03:49 CET
I have increased the default size of the window (unless you have a very low resolution screen. That's probably the best I can do for now.
Comment 3 Dick Gevers 2018-12-03 15:43:32 CET
Live ISOs dated 02 DEC 2018 (3rd round) does not show improvement here.

Laptop is capable of 1600x900 resolution or better...
Comment 4 Martin Whitaker 2018-12-03 16:44:07 CET
Could you attach a photo of the first installer screen (the one with the graphic).

Keywords: (none) => NEEDINFO

Comment 5 Dick Gevers 2018-12-03 17:08:08 CET
Created attachment 10524 [details]
Perhaps you mean this, but probably next...

(Just in case)
Comment 6 Dick Gevers 2018-12-03 17:28:02 CET
"Next" delayed... trying to find an iso that boots :((

Keywords: NEEDINFO => (none)

Comment 7 Dick Gevers 2018-12-03 17:38:48 CET
Created attachment 10525 [details]
First matchbox screen

This one is from the 64 bit Xfce iso
Comment 8 Dick Gevers 2018-12-03 17:40:56 CET
Created attachment 10526 [details]
First matchbox screen

Bugzilla really is always a PITA adding an attachment :((

Produced from 64 bits Xfce iso

Attachment 10525 is obsolete: 0 => 1

Comment 9 Martin Whitaker 2018-12-03 19:04:09 CET
Created attachment 10527 [details]
First installer screen

No, this is the one I meant. If it looks exactly like that, you've got the new larger size. If there's much less grey border, it's still the original size.

This is on a 1680x1050 screen.

To expand it further, I would need to find a way to scale the fixed size images, otherwise it starts to look bad. I'd also need to stop it expanding when run from the desktop. But building/testing/fixing ISOs is consuming all my spare time at the moment...
Comment 10 Dick Gevers 2018-12-03 20:27:36 CET
Okay. Not a biggy. Just a usability nice to have but not vital...

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