On ev56 Alpha (UX) with Permedia 2 graphics card anaconda booted
into graphics mode deteriorates with every screen. The first screen
is ok, on the next one help text looks like that:
Which language would
you like <junk, junk> during <junk>
installation and <junk ...>
system default <junk ...>
<junk> Linux <junk> install
Choose <junk ....>
Toggling "Hide Help"/"Show Help" does not have any problems but
does not improve anything in a displayed help text.
Anaconda lockups completely on a "Keyboard Configuration" screen
showing only "Mode/Layout/Dead Keys" text on a gray background and
nothing more. Mouse pointer in this moment is still active but
no reaction from any buttons or a keybord.
A workaround: run anaconda in a text mode which is mostly ok.
does X in the post-install environment also have this trouble (ie generic X
problem) or is it fine, and it is just the graphics mode in anaconda ...?
No, regular X works just fine provides this is 4.0.1a. :-)
Actually 3.3.6-33 works as well, but "less perfect".:-) See #17896.
Version 3.3.6-20 from 6.2 distribution on the same hardware does
not show any problems.