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Bug 140466 - Garbage characters printed early on in init start-up and initscripts
Garbage characters printed early on in init start-up and initscripts
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
ia64 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2004-11-22 17:55 EST by Glen A. Foster
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:50 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-12-08 16:45:04 EST
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Description Glen A. Foster 2004-11-22 17:55:00 EST
Description of problem: Please forward on to the right component if
this isn't the correct one - I'm choosing "initscripts" initially but
it may be a problem elsewhere.

I *just* noticed this during a boot-up of beta-2 on a zx6000 (aka,
Longs Peak workstation).  My English text is replaced with foreign
(I'll guess cyrillic but I'm not sure) characters on a few lines and
it's a little ugly.

I tried cut-and-paste but apparently the mouse isn't initialized yet,
and it's perhaps a nit so I'm just reporting it.  It happens early on
in the init start-up sequence.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL4 beta 2

How reproducible: 100%

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Everything install of RHEL4 beta 2 on a zx6000 workstation
2. boot up with regular graphical start-up (including firstboot)
3. Watch the monitor for 1-2 minutes following init(1) start-up
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-09-21 16:27:12 EDT
Does this still happen on the actual release?
Comment 2 Glen A. Foster 2005-09-21 18:09:22 EDT
Last I booted RHEL4, yes.  If/when you try to reproduce it, use a workstation
(zx6000) _or_ make sure you're using the VGA on the server (without a
console=ttyS0 install).
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2005-09-22 00:26:28 EDT
What lines does it appear on, and what's your /etc/sysconfig/i18n?
Comment 4 Rick Hester 2005-09-22 10:38:54 EDT
I will see if I can reproduce this on the current images -
Release Candidate - RHEL4 Update 2
Comment 5 Glen A. Foster 2006-10-11 12:30:03 EDT
/me sees he hasn't replied in over a year and blushes.  Let me see if I can
reproduce it and answer your question, Bill.  I'm sorry. :(
Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2008-12-08 16:45:04 EST
Closing this as WORKSFORME.

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