Anaconda Welcome screen with greyed text for ppc64 (BE) since 20180407
as reported in
while previous compose 20180405 did not had such problem
We are using in IBM openQA instance a bypass needle in our openQA working branch (1) that referenced old gnome bug 771127 (2) but not sure this is related.
AFAIK there was a change recently how the default Cantarell font is rendered and Adam was redoing needles in the primary openqa instance. Maybe this has the same culprit.
seems it's not an issue any more, openqa installs are green since 20180417 compose
(In reply to Dan Horák from comment #2)
> seems it's not an issue any more, openqa installs are green since 20180417
again greyed text since 20180420 !
only composes 20180417/18/19 were temporarily with black text.
No, this isn't anything to do with fonts. The entire anaconda window is not *focused*, according to mcatanzaro.
I actually saw this bug happen to an x86_64 test too:
but only that one (maybe there was one other, I don't recall), not all the others. It seems to be happening *way* more often on ppc64.
I can't find any change in the composes in question that would explain this, so it may be more to do with something happening on the openQA worker boxes themselves, but I'm not sure what...
For now I'm going to test if we can just work around this by clicking in the UI to make the window active, it's easy enough to make openQA do that.
That seems to work fine, so this should be worked around in openQA now. I've re-scheduled the ppc64 tests for the last couple of composes.
Thanks a lot, Adam.
new occurrence of the problem in last Rawhide compose 20180507 https://openqa.stg.fedoraproject.org/tests/301444#step/_boot_to_anaconda/15
How to be sure we have the bypass openQA in that server ?
note there's a 0% match for the 'inactive' needle at that step. Reason being, there was a font rendering change: looks like the kerning was improved somehow (possibly this 'subpixel positioning' I was told about got enabled or something). I'll update the needle.
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