Bug 214143 - chars filling to end of lines on tty[1-6] are not space chars
chars filling to end of lines on tty[1-6] are not space chars
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-11-06 02:45 EST by Felix Miata
Modified: 2009-01-09 02:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 02:00:36 EST
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2008-02-04 11:07 EST, Felix Miata
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Description Felix Miata 2006-11-06 02:45:27 EST
How reproducible:
Just do it/always happens.

Steps to Reproduce:
1-install FC5 or FC6 for US English on an i81x system with onboard video
2-login on any of tty[1-6]
3a-run some command that produces some screen output (e.g. mount), or
3b-run clear
Actual results:
1-on each output line, characters trailing end of actual output are not blanks
2-clear results in a screen full of non-blank characters

Expected results:
1-on each output line, characters trailing end of actual output are blanks
2-clear results in screen with nothing but a prompt

Additional info: Actual test system is Dell GX150 with i815 chipset. Happens
whether kernel line includes vga=normal or vga=0x120.
Comment 1 Felix Miata 2006-11-06 08:15:07 EST
I installed a Tseng ET6100 PCI graphics adapter in same system to test with FC6.
It exhibits same problem using vga=normal. :-(
Comment 2 Felix Miata 2006-11-06 10:09:54 EST
I installed a Matrox G400 AGP graphics adapter in the same system to test with
FC6. It works normally using vga=788. :-)
Comment 3 Jon Stanley 2007-12-31 16:56:22 EST

I'm reviewing this bug as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt to
isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel.


I am CC'ing myself to this bug, however this version of Fedora is no longer

Please attempt to reproduce this bug with a current version of Fedora (presently
Fedora 8). If the bug no longer exists, please close the bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no further information lodged.

Thanks for using Fedora!
Comment 4 Felix Miata 2007-12-31 18:31:36 EST
With both and on same i815 system, still with
G400 gfxcard, using framebuffer vga=788, behavior is as expected. However,
changing cmdline to vga=normal reproduces the problem as originally described in
comment 0.

/proc/cmdline == 'root=LABEL=S12A-11fedora splash=0 noresume 3 vga=normal'
Comment 5 Jon Stanley 2007-12-31 18:47:50 EST
Changing version to 8 in that case.
Comment 6 Felix Miata 2007-12-31 19:44:22 EST
8 is what I selected. I have no idea how bugzilla converted my 8 into a 2.
They're nowhere near each other in the select list. :-p
Comment 7 Christopher Brown 2008-02-03 15:48:53 EST

Would it be possible to attach a screenshot?
Comment 8 Felix Miata 2008-02-03 19:10:37 EST
Someone will have to point me to instructions how a screenshot can be made on
tty[1-6]. I only know how to make one from KDE. I never found instructions
anywhere for doing tty screenshots.
Comment 9 Christopher Brown 2008-02-03 19:38:07 EST
Point and click with a digital camera :)
Comment 10 Felix Miata 2008-02-04 11:07:30 EST
Created attachment 293902 [details]
screen photograph
Comment 11 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 02:04:58 EST
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Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
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Comment 12 Felix Miata 2008-11-26 08:25:37 EST
No longer a bug in Fedora 10 using Matrox G400 with vga=0x305 or with no vga= line. I cannot test on Intel video chip system until bug 430836 gets fixed and/or devt is implemented for / in the installation kernel.
Comment 13 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 02:00:36 EST
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of 
Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version.

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