Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 100676
boot time e2fsck displays weird characters
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:05:57 EST
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Description of problem:
If you cause the system to fsck files systems on boot (incidentally is there any
nicer way to do this than a hard reset of a running machine), and accept the
optional file check, I am seeing one or two funny characters at the start of the
progress lines. The boot reports my character set as lat9-16. This may just be a
What does your /etc/sysconfig/i18n look like?
Judging by the timestamp, the file dates from an 8.0 beta. Incidentally, by
comparing with showconsolefont the characters looked to be 0x01 and 0x02.
Change the lat9-16 to lat0-16, or lat0-sun16. lat9-16 is Just Wrong(tm), and
will cause wrong characters.
I still get weird characters with lat0-sun16, maybe now the Right(tm) weird
characters, but still weird.
Actually, the real fix was to add en_??.UTF-8 to the SUPPORTED line, and set
I am leaving this bug open so you can decide if anyone else is likely to have
the same problem. If you think not, close it.
Reproduced, that's odd.
Is http://people.redhat.com/laroche/e2fsprogs-1.35-0.1.src.rpm fixing this?
Florian La Roche
No the problem is still reproduceable with that version.
Updating product and version, as it is still present in FC1
I do not see these chars in FC2 test with LANG=en_GB (e2fsprogs-1.35).
I am using latarcyrheb-sun16 as font.
Can you test the new version, please?
It is still broken for me with
Fedora Core 1 is maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security updates
only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and reassign to the
Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and hasn't been resolved in
the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test release, reopen and change the
version to match.
NOTE: Fedora Core 1 is reaching the final end of support even by the Legacy
project. After Fedora Core 6 Test 2 is released (currently scheduled for July
26th), there will be no more security updates for FC1. Please use these next two
weeks to upgrade any remaining FC1 systems to a current release.
Closed per above message and lack of response. Note that FC1 and FC2 are not even
supported by Fedora Legacy anymore.