[Lubuntu-qa] PPC LiveCD black screens, makes install unusable

maps.backward at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 04:33:21 UTC 2012

…of course there is no Lubuntu desktop ISO for any arch that's any
different from 20120222. 20120223 should be something like 10-11 hours
old by now. i'm not sure what's up with this.


On 02/23/2012 08:28 PM, Greg Faith wrote:
> Still the same as yesterday. The black screen and dark font make thing
> difficult. Pictures attached from yesterday.
> On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 8:59 PM, Greg Faith <gregfaith at gmail.com
> <mailto:gregfaith at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     I just did a clean install of Ubuntu precise-desktop-amd64 it went
>     well with all visible screens.  I also noted there was no change
>     to the current-daily zsync's for Lubuntu desktops amd64 & 386i ..
>     so i would think the black-grey screens are probably still there.
>     I will dd a flash drive and start an install if the first screen
>     shows the ugly black mess I will just abort and report.
>     nm_geo
>     On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 7:22 PM, ∅ <maps.backward at gmail.com
>     <mailto:maps.backward at gmail.com>> wrote:
>         On 02/23/2012 06:11 PM, Paul Gorski wrote:
>>         Black windows/dialog boxes made the installation very, very
>>         challenging.
>>         Installation Type screen -
>>         Installation Type wording appears, but options are only
>>         faintly visible (most users wouldn't see them). The buttons
>>         to select the options are visible, but the text isn't visible.
>>         Background is black. That might be normal. But I wouldn't use
>>         black as a background as it looks like you are in terminal mode.
>>         And the buttons are visible in lower right hand of screen,
>>         but the text on buttons is not visible.
>>         Keyboard Layout screen -
>>         Screen is black, keyboard menu options not visible
>>         Buttons to continue process are visible, but text is not
>>         visible on buttons.
>>         Where Are You?
>>         Input boxes are highlighted by white frames on a black
>>         background, but the rest of the text on the page is not visible.
>>         Since I know what was supposed to go into those apparently
>>         blank input boxes during the install, I was able to complete
>>         the install.
>>         When I got to login following the install, the login screen
>>         was black, with input boxes outlined in white, with simple
>>         Cancel and Login text as white text reversed out against the
>>         black background.
>         Paul, in case you didn't see the bug against lubuntu-artwork:
>         https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lubuntu-artwork/+bug/938472
>         Apparently this one is not PPC specific. Please confirm it and
>         add any comments you feel fit (like the above which is quite
>         useful)
>>         Welcome Screen
>>         Looks fine, but states "Thank you for choosing Lubuntu 11.10."
>         Supposedly this one just got fixed but I suspect that's only
>         in Ubuntu. Will check it out tonight. Here's the bug to
>         comment on:
>         https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity-slideshow-ubuntu/+bug/899503
>         wxl
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