Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75169
Screen shots fail
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:11 EDT
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Description of problem:
The source RPM contains a file describing how to make screen shots by using a
remote X server. However, the procedure fails. Apparently, the libzvt library
containing the zvt terminal widget is not available to anaconda.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. set up networking on the installation host (ifconfig and route)
2. test connectivity (ping)
3. configure remote host to allow X connection (xhost +)
4. issue the command "anaconda -m cdrom://mnt/source --xmode" via VC2
Actual Results: A window briefly opens on the remote X server. Then, anaconda
terminates with the following error message:
/usr/bin/anaconda, line 563, in ? from gnome import zvt
cannot import name zvt
Expected Results: The installation should have continued, using the remote X
We never updated this for the switch to vte and since vte doesn't provide a
forkpty(), it'll be slightly tricky to get going again.
This mode of operation has been dropped; if you wish to take screenshots of text
mode, boot with 'linux telnet' and telnet into your machine and you can run
through a text-mode installation. The docs have been updated appropriately as
well to not refer to the older method.
Thats's cool, since there are other -- perhaps better -- ways of capturing
screen shots of the text-based installation procedure. But, my real concern is
how to capture screen shots of the graphical installation procedure. Is that
capacity no longer supported? If so, is there another way to capture screen
shots of the graphical installation procedure?
We've added a built-in screenshot functionality triggered by pressing
shift-printscreen during the installation. You can also still do a graphical
install and stop it when anaconda starts running with ctrl-S and then go to tty2
and run anaconda by hand with a different DISPLAY set, but the built-in
screenshots will probably be the better bet for most circumstances
Thanks for the quick reply. This is a MUCH better solution than before. My
students thank you!