Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 90418
During text-mode install, a portion of the text display is repeated
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:33 EDT
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Description of problem:
This is a little hard to describe, but I will try. During a text mode install,
a one character wide portion of the text display is repeated along the right
edge of the display, extending all the way from top to bottom edges.
This happens on a Dell Lattitide c800 laptop (ATI Rage Mobility M4 AGP video
card, 1600x1200 LCD panel).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. do a text mode install
2. look at the display
Actual Results: The text display looks kind of ugly.
Expected Results: The text display be correct.
This appears to be a purely cosmetic bug, since the actual install works fine.
Created attachment 91544 [details]
Here's a screen shot, to illustrate the problem I attempted to describe.
Do you see this problem if you run a newt-based app (like mouseconfig) in a
*** Bug 90417 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
No, I only see this during a text-mode install. Console apps (redhat-config-*,
etc) look fine after the install is finished.
Could you try booting the installer with 'linux nofb' on the command line?
Booting with the 'nofb' option fixes the problem -- the display looks fine.
Some hardware just requires this option. Unfortunately we do not have a complete