Quoting Christian Perrier (email@example.com): > While testing an installation in Dzongkha with the netinst CD, I > experienced corrupted display problems in the root password screen, > then later in all subsequent screens. > > Apparently, some strings are replaced by squares, just as if some > glyphs were missing. However, this happens on *entire* screens, not > just with "random" glyphs being replaced by squares. > > See screenshots listed at the end of this mail... > > Also, one should note that the root passord selection screen is > slightly too long and one can easily miss the fact that there are two > input fields, one for the password and one for its confirmation....as > the confirmation input dialog is "hidden" as the bottom (and users > might miss it). > > Screenshots: > http://people.debian.org/~bubulle/di-dzongkha-root.png > http://people.debian.org/~bubulle/di-dzongkha-root2.png OK, it took me a while before I could isolate a test case. That's a very *weird* issue. So, to reproduce that problem, you must do the following: - boot the graphical installer - choose Dzongkha as installation language. Than you'll get hard times unless you were raised in Bhutan and can read it, but you can do it..:-) - always pick up default options until you reach the root password setting screen. Please note that the last screen for partitioning requires changing the "No" option to "Yes" (confirming that you overwrite the disk). You can do this by just hitting the Down arrow and then Enter -When you reach the root password screen (which has a slider on the right because the text is too long), deliberately enter two different passwords so that D-I complains. Typing "Root" (first pwd), then Tab twice (so that the password confirmation is empty), then Enter, is the way to do it - You then get the "password mismatch" screen...which seems correct, but again has a slider on the right. Click on the slider and scroll down. BLAM.....the italic glyphs are replaced by squares and all subsequent screens are also replaced by squares. If you don't slide down in the password mismatch screen, then the italic font will be garbled anyway on later screens. This root password screen is the only place where I could reproduce the problem. And for it to happen, you *must* deliberately provoke the password mismatch dialog to appear. My problem is that I currently test in VirtualBox and can't find a bloody way to switch to another console and catch some debug output there (Ctrl-Alt+F2 switches to the console on my *host* not in the virtual machine). I have no idea how to enter Ctrl-Alt-F2 in a virtual machine on VB. I should then use qemu or VmWare....but need to reinstall them properly... This was tested with the netinst CD but I suspect this also happens with other installation media. What made me miss the issue in earlier tests is the fact that you *must* hit the password mismatch, otherwise no breakage happens.
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