Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 177597
text mode install is all garbled
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:20 EST
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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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot from DVD
Actual Results: garbled text
Expected Results: ungarbled text.
I've seen this since FC5t1, just finally get around to reporting it now.
FYI - I can't install in graphics mode due to bug#175020 which is an X11 bug.
What language are you using for installation?
Created attachment 123129 [details]
Sample pics of what it looks like.
I have the same problem with FC5t2. I think it reverts back to text install
because I don't have sufficient memory? (192M).
We probably need to do the nl_langinfo stubbing in stubs/unicode-lite.c that I
had to add to loader2/wcstubs.c
Just to mention I don't get this screen garbling on a serial console, but do get
it on a vgaconsole ...
We've fixed this in rawhide.