Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 67972
Text-mode installer drawing problems
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
When running the text-mode installer, the "window borders" and "buttons" are not
correctly drawn. (See attached screenshots)
They do look somewhat "inverted".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. choose text at the boot prompt
2. lean back and enjoy
Actual Results: Strangely drawn userinterface
Expected Results: correctly drawn userinterface
This bug happens only in the second part of the anaconda installer. The first
one, which is read from the bootimage displays correctly. The second part, which
is in my case (netinstall) loaded from the ftp server behaves strangely as
N.B. this bug occured while running in a VMware virtual machine. I haven't tried
yet to see if it happens also on different hardware with or without vmware.Gonna
Attached screenshots show the problem. Please note that in the second screenshot
"yes" is actually selected and not the "no" button as one might assume.
Created attachment 63684 [details]
screenshot of installer showing problem with the border drawing
Created attachment 63685 [details]
screenshot of installer showing problem with button drawing
This bug is reproducible on an ordinary TUI install. VMWare is not a factor.
Seems like it's a general ncurses problem. After install, I get strange colors
in text applications like 'ntsysv'.
*** Bug 68181 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Known UTF-8 issues with slang/minislang.
*** Bug 68289 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 67902 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Fixed by going back to minislang in anaconda
*** Bug 71588 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Haven't seen this in a while.