Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 163279
console hangs when the user makes a "mistake"
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:10 EST
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Description of problem:
I installed Fedora Core 4 on a imac G5 ppc64
I made a minimal instalation a boot on textual mode.
If I login on any console Alt+F1 Alt+F6 every time I try to use command completion
with a command/file it does not exists, the system completely hangs. Also if y push the up arrow key in order to see previous commands and i reach the top in the history.
I thought it was a bash issue but it also happens with cshell
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.login on a terminal
2.use completion over a command/file that does not exists
When it hangs, do you notice any messages (upon rebooting) around the system logs?
Also, if you were in X, and did this under xterm or gnome-terminal, is the
behaviour the same?
It seems that this is the problem, from an email in the Fedora-ppc list
(original message from Dominik Epple <email@example.com>)
since I found some questions about this with google, but no answers,
this might be valuable to someone...
This is about running Fedora Core 4 on the current Apple iMac G5.
There are reports of gdm freezing the machine. I experienced this also,
and furthermore random crashes while using the console only.
It turned out this was because of the bell of the shell... every attempt
to play sound made the machine crash. Disabling sound completely by not
loading the sound driver modules solves this. On fedora you can do so by
adding them to /etc/hotplug/blacklist.
Have fun, Dominik.
Is this item now resolved?
Florian La Roche