Bug 72889 - Anti-aliased text output of fdisk is hard to read
Anti-aliased text output of fdisk is hard to read
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
Mike McLean
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Blocks: 67218
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Reported: 2002-08-28 15:35 EDT by Peter van Egdom
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-11-14 17:43:05 EST
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Description Peter van Egdom 2002-08-28 15:35:11 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.

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How reproducible:

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.

Actual Results:  
Fonts are difficult to read, due to the anti-aliasing of the fonts.

Expected Results:  
Fonts should be [terminal-like / non-anti-aliased] for this part of Anaconda.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-29 12:03:09 EDT
Nalin any ideas to improve this?
Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2002-08-29 16:13:44 EDT
Try changing the terminal's font from the default using
terminal.set_font_from_string("lucidatypwriter 10")
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
Comment 3 Peter van Egdom 2002-10-31 14:59:46 EST
Still happens in Red Hat Linux 8.0.
Comment 4 Michael Lee Yohe 2002-11-09 17:40:14 EST
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.
Comment 5 Mike McLean 2002-11-14 17:42:58 EST
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
the readability.
Comment 6 Michael Fulbright 2002-12-02 14:58:07 EST
Fdisk is not part of the installer starting with GinGin.
Comment 7 Michael Fulbright 2002-12-20 12:38:25 EST
Time tracking values updated

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