Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 245478
screen flickers on every source /etc/init.d/functions
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:07:27 EDT
Description of problem:
On various computers I observed strange screen flickering when Fedora is
shutting down. This is not normally noticable during startup due to RHGB but it
is present too.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always - just try to e.g. restart network.
Steps to Reproduce:
2. watch the screen
The screen flickers with every line printed on it. This is especially noticable
on slower machines and often with ATI Radeon 9xxx cards.
I identified, that this is due to sourcing /etc/init.d/functions. This is
sourced with every service start/stop/restart. In this function, it sources also
/etc/profile.d/lang.sh. lang.sh starts EVERY time the /bin/unicode_start. In
unicode_start there is always /bin/setfont $DEFAULT_UNICODE_FONT.
With every setfont the screen flickers. Is that really necessary to set font
with every line printed on screen??
I think the same problem is also present in Fedora 7. I report it against FC6 as
there I tested this.
Please actually test F7 - there were changes in this area.
Same in F7 and RHEL 5.1
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 238300 ***