Bug#529626: Print black-and-white rather than colour on serial console
reassign 529626 newt
* Martin Michlmayr <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2009-05-20 17:55]:
> With the daily image (on ARM) I now get a black and white screen when
> I use a serial console. Previously, the screen had colour (blue
> background, etc).
> I tried various images from http://people.debian.org/~joeyh/d-i/armel/images/
> and found that 20090501-10:18 has colour wheras 20090517-10:12 no
> longer does.
So I bisected those images and found that libnewt is the problem.
This puzzled me because libnewt didn't change a lot during that time
(but there was a major new upstream just a few weeks before then);
but then I asked Joey (who runs the armel dailies) whether the system
might have been out of date and he confirmed that libnewt0.52
0.52.2-11.3 was installed when the 20090501 daily (that works) was
So libnewt0.52 0.52.2-11.3 worked, and 0.52.10-1 introduced that
Alastair, can you please take a look at this?