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    Default YaST: Display problems after upgrade

    Hi,

    I've done an upgrade from OpenSuSE version 11.1 to 11.2 (text mode).
    Since that time, YaST hasn't displayed the interface correctly, e.g. German special characters are crypted, borders aren't displayed correctly. It can't be handled anymore.

    Filenames are displayed correctly with 'ls' on the console. So it seems to be only a YaST issue.

    Var settings:
    LANG="de_DE@euro"
    LC_CTYPE="de_DE@euro"

    I tried also to reinstall YaST without successful change.

    How can this problem be fixed?

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    Default Re: YaST: Display problems after upgrade

    Does nobody know any solution to this issue here?

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    Default Re: YaST: Display problems after upgrade

    Have you tried using a different font for your konsole session? Maybe the one you are using doesn't support line drawing...

    Other than that, I'm afraid I can't think of anything that could cause the problem.

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    Default Re: YaST: Display problems after upgrade

    dj jeff wrote:
    > Does nobody know any solution to this issue here?
    >
    >

    this is just a wild guess: i believe text mode YaST requires ncurses
    to be 'pretty' and apparently the move from .1 to .2 broke that somehow..

    however i do not know how to fix it..

    i *guess* you can use zypper to reinstall yast (or maybe in
    11.2/German it is called 'update' or 'remove/replace'), and that might
    pull in the correcting ncurses bits..

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    Default Re: YaST: Display problems after upgrade

    If you don't already have yast2-ncurses installed, then install yast2-ncurses and yast2-ncurses-pkg.

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    Unhappy Re: YaST: Display problems after upgrade

    @cast_iron: I'm not using a desktop environment like Gnome or KDE, just text mode, it's a server

    @palladium, @cast_iron: ncurses, yast2-ncurses, yast2-ncurses and yast2-ncurses-pkg were installed. Just reinstalled them together with the dev- package. There was no change, also after reboot although it's not a windows .

    I believe there must be a display language issue somewhere in /etc differing from the normal display settings. But I don't know where.

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    palladium NNTP User

    Default Re: YaST: Display problems after upgrade

    > I believe there must be a display language issue somewhere in /etc
    > differing from the normal display settings. But I don't know where.


    yep...but now you are past my capability to help...there is a LOT more
    about ncurses/font handling in a termial that i don't know, than i do..

    to me, the jpg you posted looks like it is NOT using ncurses at all,
    looks like pure ascii to me, *and* the code page is wrong for the
    selected font...all those crazy symbols are supposed to be straight
    lines, corners and etc..

    i suggest you post again and try to capture the interest of someone
    with a lot more 'text mode' and terminal experience--because with the
    subject line you used you are gonna keep having folks trying to help
    you fix your KDE4-YaST ;-) and maybe never catch the eye of someone
    with the answer at their fingertip..

    i'd suggest you ask again with a subject line kinda like:

    server's text mode ncurses YaST unreadable/scrambled fonts

    do it in Deustch if you like....in fact, there is (was?) several old
    heads hanging out in http://www.linux-club.de/, you might try posting
    there and when you have the answer come back and fill in the solution
    here...for those that follow..

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    Default Re: YaST: Display problems after upgrade

    There a problem with gaphics mode when starting SuSE and the text mode while running YaST or my favourite tool MC (Midnight Commander). If you boot SuSE but the display mode run in Graphics Mode that often use by GRUB. And then even you running full text mode after login, the problem will persist. YaST or MC will appear so wierd and you will not be abble to use it as in your picture. But if SuSE start in text mode display from the begining you will find YaST or MC running 100% normal. It seem the video driver cannot release grapich mode completely and change to text mode. Pleae check our GRUS setting and prevent GRUB to use graphics mode from the begining you start SuSE...

    If hope it help.
    Darmayasa
    Bali Island - Indonesia

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    Default Re: YaST: Display problems after upgrade

    On 02/04/2012 09:16 PM, darmayasa wrote:
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    > Pleae check our GRUS setting and prevent GRUB to use graphics
    > mode from the begining you start SuSE...


    try, in the boot options line remove the vga=xxxxx (where xxxxx are
    characters, in my case vga=0x314, yours is probably different)

    you can do that in YaST (System > Bootloader) or by aiming _my_
    favorite tool MC at /boot/grub/menu.lst

    that file is likely to have several boot options (mine had default
    kernel, desktop kernel, and other stuff.....

    i suggest delete the vga= in the option you normally boot (but if you
    wanna do all, it is your machine)..

    if that does not work for you it is because i don't fully understand
    exactlywhat you say....BUT, if you ONLY remove the vga=xxxxx there will
    be no harm to try (remember what your actual is...and, well---make a
    backup of menu.lst before changing ;-)

    with that gone your machine will start up in a non-graphic mode all the
    way up to the desktop start up....you will see all the items launced as
    they come...there will be no "splash screen" covering the action...ultra
    geek cool!

    if you still have mc etc messed up after going all the way to the
    desktop, come back and say so.....maybe someone else has a better
    idea--BUT, if you do give more info:

    -operating system and version
    -desktop environment and version
    -how much ram
    -graphics/video adapter
    -graphics/driver in use
    -does the machine meet the recommended requirements (not does it meet
    minimums, but does it exceed the recommended)? see
    http://en.opensuse.org/Hardware_requirements

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