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Re: Black screen / X issue fixed

Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org> (2017-08-08):
> So I've been meaning to debug the black screen in graphical installer
> for quite a while, but I've been busy with preparing for my talk, then
> discussing busybox with new recruits.
> I've finally managed to bisect that down to the following dinstalls:
>   2017-06-20 22:37:45 (last OK)
>   2017-06-21 03:38:47 (first KO)
> and out of the 6 packages, I've isolated the culprit:
>   libexpat1-udeb_2.2.1-1_amd64.udeb
> Right afterwards I've discovered that an installer built against
> unstable… just works again. I'm suspecting the new expat upstream
> version might have been the fix we needed:
>   https://tracker.debian.org/news/860347
> But I doubt it makes much sense to also isolate what/when the exact
> fix happened. I thought I would just share the “when did it break?”
> part.

This is fun: the bug is “fixed” in that the language selection screen
pops up properly, but it's not actually possible to get any input (incl.
VT switching) into the installer. I'll look into this once I'm back from


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