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

Greg Faith gregfaith at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 04:40:54 UTC 2012

I did zsync the Ubuntu amd64 today and noticed there were 2 different
today.  I dd the latest one to a flash drive and did a complete install..
It completed just fine.


On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 9:33 PM, ∅ <maps.backward at gmail.com> wrote:

>  …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.
> wxl
> 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> 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> 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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