d-i does not refresh correctly after switching to a different console until a new page is displayed

Bug #600716 reported by Jeff Lane on 2010-07-01
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: debian-installer

Kubuntu Alternate AMD64 Maverick install on a VBox 64bit VM.

During the install, I switched over to tty2 to tail /var/log/syslog while working on a possible problem. After switching back to tty1 to continue watching the d-i UI, I discovered that the UI was not being redrawn and was all but unreadable.

Screenshot attached.

This only seems to happen after switching to a different console and back again, and no amount of subsequent switching seems to correct this.

Jeff Lane (bladernr) wrote :
summary: - d-i does not refresh correctly after switching to a different console
+ d-i does not refresh correctly after switching to a different console:
+ UI becomes unusable

Update... this was going on during the software installation part... once software installation completed, I swapped terminals once more and this time the UI DID refresh... so perhaps this only occurs when swapping terminals during activity? (maybe activity that involves a progress bar?)

summary: - d-i does not refresh correctly after switching to a different console:
- UI becomes unusable
+ d-i does not refresh correctly after switching to a different console
+ during package installation
summary: d-i does not refresh correctly after switching to a different console
- during package installation
+ until a new page is displayed
Jeff Lane (bladernr) wrote :

Ok... I think I got the header right now... :/

I retried this after package installation. On the "Install Grub to boot sector" screen I switched to tty2 and back, and again, the screen was the same vertical line mess as displayed in the screen shot.

From that point on, I still had vertical line mess until the end of the install (only two Enter presses away).

tags: added: iso-testing
Jeff Lane (bladernr) wrote :

No one cared, so marking invalid

Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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