Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 122724
Hungarian shutdown messages have UTF-8 problems
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:45:00 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I shut down the computer, the hungarian shutdown messages
(Sending all processes the TERM signal etc., but in hungarian) have
UTF-8 problems, all Hungarian characters e.g. ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ look weird, they
are displayed as two messy characters.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.shutdown with hu_HU.UTF-8 settings
Actual Results: Weird characters apear in the shutdown messages.
Expected Results: Normal hungarian characters.
The same messages in /var/log/messages look fine.
Are you shutting down from the GUI or from the console?
From the GUI (directly from Gnome, not from GDM).
Did you log in on the console at all?
When I'm not logging in on the console, the characters are bad. If I
log in, log out, and shutdown from Gnome, the same. If I shutdown
directly from console, it's fine.
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of
Please try to reproduce this on a current release, such as Fedora Core 4. If the
issue persists, please open a new issue.
I believe this is a sideeffect of the virtual terminal that GNOME uses not being
initialized correctly ; this was a kernel bug that is fixed in 2.6.13 and later