Bug 76685 - Text unreadable on konsole
Summary: Text unreadable on konsole
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Than Ngo
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-10-24 21:47 UTC by jfm2
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:47 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-08-04 20:28:19 UTC

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Description jfm2 2002-10-24 21:47:34 UTC
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Description of problem:
On one of my boxes konsole is unusable, first fonts are nearly unreadable,
second refresh does not take place correctly, third
when you type "abc" it displays "a b c".  Strangely: when a program writes "abc"
then it displays "abc".

On another box everything is normal.  Differences between them: the nonworking
one is using french locales (the working one is using US ones), possibly has
different fonts and is using an S3 card while the other has an Nvidia. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.On the non working box just fire konsole

Additional info:

Comment 1 Ngo Than 2002-11-04 11:12:59 UTC
perhaps you should setup the font in konsole, for example Lucidatywriter or
Monospace. It should fix this problem.

Comment 2 jfm2 2002-11-04 22:47:44 UTC
I made a vanilla "desktop install".  And I didn't get a usable configuration. 
This is a bug.  It could be not a KDE bug but an anaconda or config bug however
it is still a bug.

BTW there was mistake in my report: non working box is also using US locales.

Comment 3 jfm2 2002-11-05 10:09:42 UTC
More precisely I was using LANG=en_US.UTF-8.  Couldn't be a problem with the
handling of Unifix?

I also changed fonts and most of them didn't work.  One of the typewriter fonts
did but I cannot say its looks are good enough for showing it to Windows people.

I also notice that all KDE menus (not only konsole) look crappy (KDE in 7.3
looked good) and that there is a distinct delay each time a KDE application has
to open a menu (KDE in 7.3 did that instataneously) even when I redo it a second
later.  It is not a problem of lack of memory since there is no disk activity. 
Looks more like the KDE application is reparsing fonts each time I try to open a

Comment 4 jfm2 2002-11-05 20:58:54 UTC
I consider perfectly acceptable to get "Rawhide" or "will have to wait for 8.1"
as an answer since there is a solution (using other fonts).

But I think that when user selects a canned installation (desktop in my case),
does zero post install customizations and still gets an unusable konsole then
the defaults are wrong and should be changed.  In other words it is abug Thus it
is not right to answer "NOT A BUG"

Comment 5 Ngo Than 2002-11-05 23:57:29 UTC
a workaround to this problem you should change LANG=en_US.UTF-8 to
en_US.iso885915 in /etc/sysconfig/i18n.
It should work as in 7.3.

Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2006-08-04 20:28:19 UTC
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