Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 104784
Anaconda refuses to give focus to textfields after 'network configuration'
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:57:41 EDT
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Description of problem:
I install RH9.0 in graphical mode. I proceed up to
'network configuration'. In that screen, you can configure the
Network devices. I set them to 'activate on boot' and set the
IP address using the dialog as I don't have DHCP.
At that point, I should enter the 'hostname', the 'gateway' etc.
However, this is impossible as those textfields do not get the keyboard
focus! No cursor shows up, you can click all/anywhere you want.
Pushing 'next' then gives you warnings that you forgot to set the
'hostname', the gateway etc...
I proceed to the point where I have to enter the root password.
The same problem occurs on the 'enter root password' dialog. Going
back to the 'network configuration', I can still edit the interface
IP addresses in the dialog box, but 'no go' for the other text fields
on that page.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
This is the first time that this happens to me.
Actual Results: Textboxes were no longer 'focusable' except the ones of the dialog.
Expected Results: Textboxes should be 'focusable'
Workaround: I right-clicked on the hostname text field and
selected Insert Unicode control character Left to right mark.
Plink! The cursor shows up and I can now edit as expected.
There is possibly a problem with the initialization of the screen?
Unfortunately, I could not test other widgets once the error was
This seems to be a duplicate of bug 71834, reported for RH 8.0, which is
'closed' This bug is undead!
This has been fixed in our development tree. The work around you discovered will