Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 108665
console text login screen after RHGB
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:32 EST
Description of problem:
During bootup first I see text, then the graphical rhgb starts to run, then I
briefly get a console text login screen, then it goes back to a graphical fedora
X windows screen. My machine boots into runlevel 5.
The problem is the visible console text login screen. With graphical boot and
runlevel 5 I should not see this. The effect is probably more noticeable on a
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.setup runlevel 5 in /etc/inittab
startup process goes from graphical boot screen to console text screen and then
to graphical X screen
startup process should go directly from graphical boot screen to graphical X screen
I have noticed this as well, and it's very
annoying/uncool/amateurish-looking. If the initial kernel text after
the grub screen could be eliminated as well, it would be even
better...just think of some sexy color fading effect when going from
"before-rhgb" to rhgb and when going from rhgb to gdm/kdm - that would
Now, if all services could be loaded *in parallell* as well
(pre-configured and compiled after configuration into a binary
starting program), I'd be a happy man.
I think Caldera had a wierd way to avoid the text login in their
eDesktop series.. somehow they initialized their X server twice. Once
without any applications (not sure if its the same display as
alt+ctrl+f7), then killed it and initialized kdm.
With RedHat, the things is that rhgb is not like bootsplash. Rather,
it uses the X server, and that too on display defined by atl+ctrl+f8.
If they were to use the similar traick as Caldera, they would have to
time it correctly, otherwise the server would try to run three times
and may crash...
Maybe RedHat can try to comment out the part of the sysinit/inittab
that is respionsible for switching to the text console
(alt+ctrl+f1)... either stay at display 8 or try to implement the
caldera trick. Caldera is no more, so I dont think it would hurt ;)if
they "hacked" the idea
This is graphical output enhancement, low priority but this may
be improved in the future,
I have tried to fix it as much as possible, some of the earlier
boots messages should be displayed in the detailed graphical view
and I have worked to avoid the graphic -> text -> graphic transition
between rhgb and the gdm login screen. I don't think I can do more
in the current state, it would require revamping the graphical boot
architecture a lot and it's not possible at this point.
Fix is in rhgb-0.13.2 which was just pushed to rawhide and should
show up in devel later this week.