UI/UX bugs during OS install

Today I tried installing Manjaro KDE 20.2. Here’s what I got:

  1. WHERE: During Manjaro installation: setting up user name and password for the first time
    WHAT: try to edit text in username fields; put cursor inside a word; cursor jumps to the end of the text

  2. All elements, icons and text on my monitor are extremely small. And it is not possible to change scale without reboot. And since it’s a LiveCD, as you know, there is no point in rebooting.

KDE, too small, almost unusable, BUG:

Gnome, looks OK, NO BUG:

  1. WHERE: During install, while files are copying
    WHAT: IRC is mentioned, while Manjaro doesn’t have IRC anymore

  2. For some reason, nouveau and intel video drivers get installed, even though I don’t have NVIDIA/Intel graphical card at all. My laptop is XPS 15 2-in-1 9575. 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8705G with Radeon™ RX Vega M GL graphics (8 MB Cache, 4 Core, up to 4.10 GHz).

  1. Manjaro Hello, if not closed, will multiply with each restart.

Hello @soshial

1.) No idea what you mean, at least on xfce i can not edit the usename on the gui.

2.) I would not call it a bug. The difference between KDE and Gnome is:
2.1 Gnome uses wayland as default. HiDPI screens benefit from it.
2.2 KDE uses x-server and don’t detect HiDPI screens.
2.3 With xrandr --output <screenname> --scale 1.25x1.25 for example you can adjust that on the fly.
So if there is no detection support, then it is not a bug. :man_shrugging: However if wayland will become more mature, then it will become the default and replace the x-server on modern DEs.

3.) :+1: Should be changed.

4.) That is normal. All open sourced drivers are installed by default and linux/xserver/wayland detects and loads the correct driver as needed.

5.) The issue here is that the DE saves which windows were open and start them on next boot plus the the applications which are on the startup list. Maybe this behavior of saving the windows for the next boot should be disabled by default.

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  1. Have you tried doing this during installation? I was talking about initial setup of username. The cursor jumps to the end if you edit text there.
  2. Then we wait for Wayland. I guess it will be introduced in Plasma next version: 5.21
  3. Will it also be changed in translations? Where can I help with languages that I speak?
  4. OK, thx.
  5. OK.

About 1) and 3): it is calamares:

There you can open a ticket if not already there.

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