Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 71958
mc color scheme on the console looks terrible
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:59:28 EST
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Description of problem:
The new color scheme for mc on the console looks terrible. The texts in the
menus are nearly unreadable (grey? on green?). Please revert to the old color
scheme from Red Hat 7.3
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start mc from the console
2. Look at the unreadable texts in the menus
The color scheme didn't change, the capabilities of the console did.
From the release notes:
Distribution General Notes
* Red Hat Linux now installs using UTF-8 (Unicode) locales by default.
This has been known to cause various issues:
7 Line drawing characters in applications such as make menuconfig do not
appear correctly in certain locales.
7 On the console, the LatArCyrHeb-16 font is used for best Unicode
coverage. Due to the use of this font, bold colors are not available.
This is probably due to the latter point.
What do you mean by "bold colors"? I still don't understand how to change of the
locale and font is related to the color.
At boot you can see [ OK ] dark geen.
Changing the font don't work!
All programs that use the console don't work so!!
setpalette (SVGATextMode) don't work also!!
I can't utilize RH8.0!!
I have 1600 people that use a text mode program with colors!!
If I understand notting's point there's no way to fix this in mc.
run 'modprobe vga16fb' in the next version, and you will have bright colors.
another option in 8.0 is to boot with "linux vga=792" or other vesafb mode.
This will also give you bright colors on the console.