TUMBLEWEED: local console yast linedrawing characters garbage after first reboot
Posted by jpluimers on 2016/06/09
I long while after asking TUMBLEWEED: local console yast linedrawing characters garbage after first reboot, I researched the issue further.
First the workaround:
Then about the problem:
I don’t think it is related to a truckload of PuTTY UTF-8 line-drawing issues like below. I’ve included them just for reference in any case proves me wrong (:
- Getting Midnight Commander line drawing to work with PuTTY | andremiller.net.
- linux – Making 256-color AND Line drawing characters both work in PuTTY – Super User.
- Putty with utf8 on a SuSE System | BStar’s Code Snippets.
- Support | NCurses and Yast line distortion with putty.
- linux – Why does YaST now show lines as lqqqqqqqqqqqqqqq? – Super User.
Same for changing unicode_start by hand:
- YaST wirre zeichen? – SuSE – VDR Portal.
- [yast-commit] [yast/yast-installation] 25cd09: – call unicode_start/stop.
- [SLE] garbage character for YaST text via ssh on SuSE 9.0.
- [Bug 556555] in textmode after changing console language Yast2 graphics.
- YaST: Display problems after upgrade.
- weiß jemand wie / wo unicode_start automatisch gestartet wird. bei der 13.1 hat man das anscheinend vergessen? (not yet archived at the WayBack machine) .
- TUMBLEWEED: local console yast linedrawing characters garbage after first reboot.
Original question thread:
local console yast linedrawing characters garbage after first reboot
I installed a fresh Tumbleweed from the latest ISO download as a “Minimal server selection (text mode)”.
I’m still on the console with root (I’ll switch to non-root after sshd is configured).
On the console with root:
- After the install, yast displayed the line-drawing characters fine.
- After reboot, it doesn’t.
How can I fix this?
In-between install and reboot, I installed a bunch of patterns:
- Enhanced Base System
- Console Tools
- File Server
- Network Administration
- Mail and News Server
- Web and LAMP Server
- Internet Gateway
- DHCP and DNS Server
Finally I did this:
- zypper dup
Now yast line drawing characters are garbage.
During the installation, I choose English as language and timezone Europe/Netherlands
This is how yast looks now (boy I’m glad with https://wiert.me/2013/08/23/esxi-quic…n-png-format):
This is how it looked before reboot:
Re: local console yast linedrawing characters garbage after first reboot
This seems to be a long-standing bug: http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-b…/msg00103.html
Workaround from the bug-report:
“To get a working YaST for now you can call ‘/bin/unicode_start’ on command line before starting ‘yast’ or call YaST without start script(‘/usr/lib/YaST2/bin/y2base menu ncurses’).“