Bug 160636 - unable to display russian characters in console
unable to display russian characters in console
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rhgb (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Mike McLean
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Blocks: 156322 Russian
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Reported: 2005-06-16 04:28 EDT by Lawrence Lim
Modified: 2014-03-25 20:52 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2005-714
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Last Closed: 2005-10-05 13:23:00 EDT
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Description Lawrence Lim 2005-06-16 04:28:30 EDT
Description of problem:
When I am in run level 5, tried to do init 3 then init 5, the russian messages
on the console is not readable.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.reboot with LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8 in /etc/sysconfig/i18n into runlevel 5
2.at gdm, ctrl-alt-f1
3.init 3
Actual results:
russian characters cannot be displayed properly

Expected results:
russian characters can be displayed

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-06-16 15:29:15 EDT
I can't reproduce this. Switching to VT1 and running 'telinit 3'; I can then see
Russian in, say, the pango HELLO.utf8 file, or by running 'service sshd restart'.

(Well, it's cyrillic. I can only assume it's russian.)
Comment 2 Lawrence Lim 2005-06-16 21:05:12 EDT
What about VT8? Is the information displaying properly as well?
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2005-06-17 14:09:29 EDT
So, this happens because rhgb is in use.

If this is to work, either rhgb or gdm needs to initialize the VT that X grabbed
(7 or 8) into unicode mode. (See /bin/unicode_start, for example.)
Comment 4 Leon Ho 2005-07-24 23:59:09 EDT
Russian main feature is ACKed (bug 130962), but it is missing acks on this
individual bug. Confirmed with PM/QA/Devel stakeholders on adding back the
missing acks and add to U2CanFix tracker.
Comment 9 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-08-02 17:03:55 EDT
So I've investigated this a bit.  GDM doesn't really play into the picture at
all.    I've got a fix for rhgb that seems to solve the problem.  I just need to
clean it up.

Note when rhgb finishs it calls /sbin/change_console -r so the init messages
should be going back to tty1.  They're not.  That might be an init bug.
Comment 10 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-08-03 02:49:13 EDT
Marking MODIFIED for QA.
Comment 11 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-10-05 13:23:00 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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