Updated firstboot packages that fix multiple bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The firstboot utility runs after system installation and guides the user through a series of steps that allows for easier configuration of the machine.
Previously, the number of active sound cards was counted incorrectly. As a consequence, even if no sound cards were installed, the sound setup screen could be displayed after the user had set up an account. With this update, the number of active sound cards is counted correctly, and the sound card screen is now displayed only if supported hardware is found.
- BZ#653442, BZ#706074
On architectures where the firstboot utility is supported to run only in text mode, firstboot could fail to start with a traceback if the DISPLAY environment variable was set. With this update, an error message is displayed, and informs the user that the firstboot-tui utility can not be run when DISPLAY is set. In addition, users are advised to install the firstboot package, which provides the firstbootWindow.py file and fixes the problem.
All users of firstboot are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.