Bug 59181

Summary: Garbled startup screen
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: patrick
Component: initscriptsAssignee: Bill Nottingham <notting>
Status: CLOSED DEFERRED QA Contact: Brock Organ <borgan>
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Version: 7.2CC: rvokal
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Description patrick 2002-02-01 16:56:51 UTC
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Description of problem:
When rs.sysinit executes `/sbin/pam_console_apply -r` it results in an error
message like:
getpwnam failed for ?
Where ? results in the console output being garbled for the remainder of the
startup process.
This appears to be because we use NIS and ypbind has not been started prior to
executing `/sbin/pam_console_apply -r`

commenting out the relevent line in rc.sysinit fixes this problem for us.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): initscripts-6.40-1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Restart any machine that uses RH7.2 in conjunction with NIS services


Additional info:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-09-29 19:36:17 UTC
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of

If this persists on a current release, such as Fedora Core 4, please open a new bug.