Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72889
Anti-aliased text output of fdisk is hard to read
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:08 EDT
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Description of problem:
When using fdisk instead of disk-druid as the preferred partitioning tool,
the fonts used for the fdisk output in Anaconda are hard to read.
This is due to the heavy anti-aliasing.
It would be nice if the section of the screen where the output of fdisk is
displayed, is displayed in a non-antialiased font.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Red Hat Linux 'null'
2. As partitioning tool, select fdisk instead of Disk Druid.
3. Observe that the fonts are hard to read.
Fonts are difficult to read, due to the anti-aliasing of the fonts.
Fonts should be [terminal-like / non-anti-aliased] for this part of Anaconda.
Nalin any ideas to improve this?
Try changing the terminal's font from the default using
before showing the widget. Bitmapped fonts like
lucidatypwriter don't get anti-aliased.
Alternatively, using GtkSettings to adjust the Xft
hinting and antialiasing settings would work, but it
would affect all of Anaconda and not just the terminal
Still happens in Red Hat Linux 8.0.
This is especially problematic when install Red Hat Linux 8.0 onto a system with
an LCD screen that does auto-stretching from 640x480 to its native mode.
The fdisk pane is white text on a black background which clashes with the rest
of anaconda (dark text on a light background). Changing the colors might help
Fdisk is not part of the installer starting with GinGin.
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