Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 74911
gdm text dialogs are broken
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:00:47 EST
On the EPIA box after installing with no mouse it decided to go to run level 5
(doh - installer bug) however gdm did try to cope. Unfortunately the dialog it
stuck up in text mode was basically blank with random weird letters in the
actual yes/no/whatever boxes.
Video Card: Trident Cyberblade
I'm assuming the text dialog is an upstream thing, if it was
redhat-config-xfree86 we should probably move this bug to r-c-x
*** Bug 74861 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Sorry to disagree. It doesn't seem to happen on the same setup with Debian. I
don't know if its kudzu gone wonky, the font copying bug (ie tty8 hasnt got
the fonts set up, or its gdm triggered).
but I didn't actually check if upstream contains its own text dialog
or that's just Xconfigurator.
Taking gdm target/blockers.
GDM is just running 'dialog' in this case; I'd guess this is dialog
not working correctly on the console in UTF-8 mode.
dialog uses ncurses, so reassigning to ncurses..
btw, tty is not configured to output UTF-8
You reassigned to gdm, not to ncurses... don't really understand the
comment about the tty.
well, the tty the dialog is running on is not switched in utf-8 mode
please test against the ncurses-5.3-3 package
*** Bug 78697 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Tested: The main text area is readable, the buttons are garbage as are the borders.
Pushing this back to assigned as Alan is still seeing some issues.
Seems to be resolved as of the RHLP beta 1