Ubuntu Installer missing graphics

Bug #187394 reported by Graham on 2008-01-30
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #96958: [feisty] Kubuntu timezone page broken. Edit Remove
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
live-installer (Ubuntu)
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: live-installer

Steps to reproduce:
1. download and install VirtualBox 1.5.4 (Windows or Linux) or Qemu 0.9.1 (Linux)
2. Download kubuntu-7.10-desktop-i386.iso
3. Set up a VirtualBox to boot the CD image.
4. When the desktop is ready click the "Install" icon.
5. Go "Next" to step 2 "Where are you?" (select the Time Zone)
6. Observe the missing world map.

I am creating a course to install and use Kubuntu Gutsy (7.10).

For those who are interested: http://grahams.free-online.co.uk/mediawiki/index.php/A_complete_course_to_take_you_from_Windows_to_Linux

I was taking screenshots of the installer on the live CD and noticed that on "Step 2 of 6" ("Where are you?") timezone selection the graphic for the world map didn't render correctly.

You get the dots representing the city location but no actual map of the world.

In fact you get the text from the previous screen showing behind the dots and box.

If you do a "Back"->"Next" it clears the text from the previous screen, but no world map graphic.

Host 1: WinXP SP2, 1.25Gb RAM 120Gb HDD, nVidia GeForceGo? (Dell Inspiron 8600 upgraded)
Host 2: Kubuntu (upgraded to latest), VIA mobo, Athlon 3000XP, 2Gb RAM 250Gb HDD, nVidia 6200 TwinViewed? (prop. driver)
VirtualBox machine with 256Mb RAM, 10Gb disc, CDRom image: kubuntu-7.10-desktop-i386.iso, Audio: ALSA/Windows DirectShow?, NAT network, no serial, no shares.

Both machines created from scratch. Both showing same problem

Problem also occurs in Qemu 0.9.1 (cirrus and std-vga drivers)

Tested in VMware 1.0.4 graphic displays correctly.

It seems to be a combination of Kubuntu (KDE edition) and either VirtualBox or Qemu.

Ubuntu (Gnome) seems not to have this issue.

Graham (ubuntu-grahams) wrote :

This is also logged with VirtualBox http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/1136 where you will find screen shots

Graham (ubuntu-grahams) wrote :


It seems to work in Kubuntu Hardy Alpha 3 in VirtualBox in Linux.

Graham (ubuntu-grahams) wrote :

Actually this is in the wrong package. It should be registered with the Ubiquity package.

Registering the bug there so I guess this needs closing

Graham (ubuntu-grahams) wrote :

Actually this is in the wrong package. It should be registered with the Ubiquity package.

Changed in live-installer:
status: New → Invalid
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

This bug report is actually about the Ubuntu package of ubiquity and not necessarily the upstream version of Ubiquity. Subsequently, I am invalidating the upstream Ubiquity task and opening a bug about Ubuntu's version of Ubiquity.

Changed in ubiquity:
status: New → Invalid
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Thanks for your report. I think this is the same as bug 96958.

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