Bug 1262602 - initial-setup-text: Backspace isn't always interpreted correctly
initial-setup-text: Backspace isn't always interpreted correctly
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initial-setup (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Linux
unspecified Severity low
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Assigned To: Martin Kolman
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-09-13 05:50 EDT by Giulio 'juliuxpigface'
Modified: 2016-12-20 09:37 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2016-12-20 09:37:50 EST
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behavior of backspace in initial-setup during user creation (6.00 KB, image/png)
2015-09-13 06:15 EDT, Giulio 'juliuxpigface'
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Description Giulio 'juliuxpigface' 2015-09-13 05:50:54 EDT
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.

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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 06:15:56 EDT
Created attachment 1072836 [details]
behavior of backspace in initial-setup during user creation
Comment 2 Vratislav Podzimek 2015-09-14 02:33:05 EDT
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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