Bug 187545 - Red characters on blue background during initial install
Red characters on blue background during initial install
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: newt (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Miroslav Lichvar
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Reported: 2006-03-31 15:34 EST by Don Dugger
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-06-08 11:59:33 EDT
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Description Don Dugger 2006-03-31 15:34:05 EST
Description of problem:

During the initial install phase, before the graphical X window is brought up, 
there are questions, specifically those needed for a network install, that 
appear as red characters on a blue background.  For those of us with red-green 
color blindness issues this color scheme is practically unreadable.  The Fedora 
Core 4 installer used white characters on a blue background, much more readable.

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How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the install DVD with the command `linux askmethod'
2. Ask for an NFS install

Actual results:
Observe that all user selectable items (keyboard type, language, network setup 
parameters) appear as red on blue.

Expected results:
White on blue would be much more readable.

Additional info:
I've observed this problem on two different machines, one using a Voodoo 3 video 
card and the other using an Intel 82915G/GV/910GL video chipset, both systems 
connected to the same NEC E1100+ monitor.

PS:  The initial screen where you select the `linux askmethod' shows option key 
help text as red on black, again, those red characters are hard to read.
Comment 1 Miroslav Lichvar 2006-05-29 07:14:40 EDT
The workaround is to use frame buffer, add vga=0x301 to boot arguments and
yellow will be yellow again. Older installers used frame buffer.

The problem is in VGA console, it will display only 8 colors when it is switched
to unicode (512 glyphs font). Of course, in such case it would be good to switch
to an 8 color scheme.
Comment 2 Miroslav Lichvar 2006-06-08 11:59:33 EDT
Fixed in newt-0.52.2-7.

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