Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 25480
TUI reconfig displays binary (garbage) characters
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:01 EDT
Running anaconda in reconfig mode, the GUI mode does not display the proper
TC characters, it instead displays bad binary characters ...
TUI mode runs in English throughout ...
Not able to recreate this bug. Have tried running the "anaconda --reconfig" and
it correctly display Chinese (albeit the help text is in English - not
Also tried running from a boot sequence (after touching /etc/reconfigSys).
How was the reconfig invoked ? Can it actually be done directly from a boot
The GUI mode reconfig is fixed (it works! :) ) in the latest 7.0tc-upload test
tree; but now the TUI characters in TUI mode reconfig (instead of displaying
proper english characters) now display garbage binary data ...
to be clear, the way to test the reconfig mode is to:
1) install 7.0tc (including X component and anaconda and anaconda-runtime
packages in the install)
2) post install, at the first boot, create the file /etc/reconfigSys (ie % touch
3) reboot the machine
4) depending on the /etc/inittab initial run-level (3 or 5) the system reconfig
tool will run in GUI or TUI mode
in the current test tree (7.0tc-upload), the GUI mode reconfig works properly
(ie chinese characters) but the TUI mode reconfig fails (instead of english
characters, bad binary garbage is displayed) ...
Changed default locale to C - so first screens are English - user can then
change to Chinese when in GUI mode.
Brock, has this issue been resolved?
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have any more info.