Bug 177597 - text mode install is all garbled
Summary: text mode install is all garbled
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Cantrell
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
Blocks: FC5Blocker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-01-12 02:00 UTC by Peter Quiring
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-01-25 15:40:51 UTC
Type: ---

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Sample pics of what it looks like. (186.18 KB, application/octet-stream)
2006-01-12 18:18 UTC, Peter Quiring
no flags Details

Description Peter Quiring 2006-01-12 02:00:05 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20060103 Fedora/1.5-4 Firefox/1.5

Description of problem:
When installing in text mode all of the text seems to be slightly shifted from when it redraws boxes/windows/text etc.

Seems as though a screen will get drawn once correctly, but then is redrawn "shifted".

Also seeing some ascii chars > 128 where there shouldn't be.

This is only seen when using "linux text".
There is no problem with using "linux rescue" mode.

It's still possible to move around and attempt an install (although VERY confusing), except I'm still getting exceptions even if I don't deselect packages.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot from DVD
2.linux text

Actual Results:  garbled text

Expected Results:  ungarbled text.

Additional info:

I've seen this since FC5t1, just finally get around to reporting it now.

Comment 1 Peter Quiring 2006-01-12 02:05:39 UTC
FYI - I can't install in graphics mode due to bug#175020 which is an X11 bug.

Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2006-01-12 15:05:09 UTC
What language are you using for installation?

Comment 3 Peter Quiring 2006-01-12 17:55:21 UTC
English (default)

Comment 4 Peter Quiring 2006-01-12 18:18:48 UTC
Created attachment 123129 [details]
Sample pics of what it looks like.

3 pics.

Comment 5 Ricky Ng-Adam 2006-01-17 04:00:39 UTC
I have the same problem with FC5t2. I think it reverts back to text install
because I don't have sufficient memory? (192M).

Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2006-01-18 16:20:38 UTC
We probably need to do the nl_langinfo stubbing in stubs/unicode-lite.c that I
had to add to loader2/wcstubs.c

Comment 7 Andy Burns 2006-01-22 12:48:30 UTC
Just to mention I don't get this screen garbling on a serial console, but do get
it on a vgaconsole ...

Comment 8 David Cantrell 2006-01-25 15:40:51 UTC
We've fixed this in rawhide.

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