Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 184094
Text mode install interface rendered almost unusable
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:26 EST
Description of problem:
Text mode install interface is messed up. The boxes, buttons etc. show strange
artifacts. For example, when the "OK" button is selected, one actually sees two
OKs. There are strange characters surrounding the "boxes" of the text interface.
NOTE: This happens only after starting anaconda (the initial interface of
checking installation media is fine).
I was able to go through the installation but with a lot of difficulty,
especiall the manual partitioning process. A screenshot is attached but I could
only snap it after the installation had started, in which it doesn't appear too
bad since there are no selectable/clickable elements.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
The default anaconda shipped with FC5t3
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot with FC5t3 DVD
2. type linux text at first prompt
Bad text UI.
The normal text UI.
I was trying to install it on a Dell Dimension 9150 with a ATI X600 video card
and a Dell 15" LCD monitor - both of which were detected correctly by anaconda
(however, the X server setup failed to start and anaconda fell back on text mode
Created attachment 125697 [details]
Snap taken during installation
This should be fixed post-test3. We did a lot of work on various keyboard and