Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 183078
Text Mode Anaconda has distorted dialog-boxes and buttons.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:25 EST
Description of problem:
Text-Mode anaconda displays distorted dialog-boxes, often shifting content by 1
column whenever a region gets repainted. Not sure if it's Anaconda, Dialogs, or
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. use "linux text" to start the installation process
Text-Mode Dialogs, particularly in the buttons and any rows that are "repainted"
with content seem to get shifted by 1 column, causing a distorted and
All dialog-boxes and buttons should render as squares.
This is a pretty standard setup, NVIDIA graphics card going into 80x25 mode for
installing. I usually install in Text Mode to avoid the bloat of the Graphical
Another related problem with text mode is that on many screens it is difficult
to tell which field the cursor is set to. The byttons highlight in white when
there are tabbed to, but the input fields give no hint.