Bug 1262602 - initial-setup-text: Backspace isn't always interpreted correctly
Summary: initial-setup-text: Backspace isn't always interpreted correctly
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initial-setup
Version: 23
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Martin Kolman
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-09-13 09:50 UTC by Giulio 'juliuxpigface'
Modified: 2016-12-20 14:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2016-12-20 14:37:50 UTC
Type: Bug

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behavior of backspace in initial-setup during user creation (6.00 KB, image/png)
2015-09-13 10:15 UTC, Giulio 'juliuxpigface'
no flags Details

Description Giulio 'juliuxpigface' 2015-09-13 09:50:54 UTC
Description of problem:
In the textual interface of 'initial-setup', the backspace key is somewhere interpreted as a character. I know that this isn't a big issue. I set the severity to 'low', because this is not a "high-priority" bug, but fixing it might improve the overall usability of this software.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 23 as a qemu-kvm guest, without creating an user with Anaconda.
2. Boot the freshly installed system.
3. Proceed with initial-setup (text).
4. In the "User creation" section, type "4" and then try to correct the input via backspace key.

Actual results:
1. Backspace is interpreted as a character and not as backspace.

Expected results:
1. Backspace key should act as backspace and remove the previously typed characters.

Additional info:
I'm testing with qemu-kvm.

Comment 1 Giulio 'juliuxpigface' 2015-09-13 10:15:56 UTC
Created attachment 1072836 [details]
behavior of backspace in initial-setup during user creation

Comment 2 Vratislav Podzimek 2015-09-14 06:33:05 UTC
Martin, could you please try to reproduce this? I think the key is the installation in some non-English language and then booting into such system. Could be a systemd or dracut bug because it seems like the console is not correctly set up for us.

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