Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 214143
chars filling to end of lines on tty[1-6] are not space chars
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:00:36 EST
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
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
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.
I installed a Tseng ET6100 PCI graphics adapter in same system to test with FC6.
It exhibits same problem using vga=normal. :-(
I installed a Matrox G400 AGP graphics adapter in the same system to test with
FC6. It works normally using vga=788. :-)
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!
With both 184.108.40.206-21.fc7 and 220.127.116.11-85.fc8 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
/proc/cmdline == 'root=LABEL=S12A-11fedora splash=0 noresume 3 vga=normal'
Changing version to 8 in that case.
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
Would it be possible to attach a screenshot?
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.
Point and click with a digital camera :)
Created attachment 293902 [details]
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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.
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