Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 140466
Garbage characters printed early on in init start-up and initscripts
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:50:43 EDT
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
Does this still happen on the actual release?
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
What lines does it appear on, and what's your /etc/sysconfig/i18n?
I will see if I can reproduce this on the current images -
Release Candidate - RHEL4 Update 2
/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. :(
Closing this as WORKSFORME.