Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 107335
gnome-terminal cannot display utf8 serial installs properly
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:58 EST
* Taroon-re1007.RC1.0 ws
If you run kermit in a gnome-terminal and try to perform a utf8 serial install
the display will get corrupted with each draw operation. This used to work.
FWIW, running kermit in an xterm works fine (at least in english).
Also note that non-utf8 serial installs work fine under kermit + gnome-terminal.
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This has been happening since B2 I believe... I always thought it was anaconda.
Anaconda folks explained that it was general terminal emulator funkiness going
on since it works fine in xterm and on the console.
I had filed bug 129942 for gnome terminal "corruption" on serial
install for Altix. Although the screen is corrupted in different
ways than mentioned in this bug, the concept is the same. Firing off
the install from an xterm solved the problem.
Adding myself and Jesse to the cclist.
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