Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 436387
/etc/issue should include the terminal
Last modified: 2013-01-09 20:48:43 EST
Description of problem:
Currently the text terminal login prompts provide no indication which tty they
are on. When switching terminals from F1 to F2 (for example) there is no
indication the switch occurred since the screens are exactly identical.
Please add the current tty to the login prompt by adding \l to /etc/issue file.
Fedora release 8 (Werewolf)
Kernel \r on an \m (\l)
For reference, SUSE, Debian and Ubuntu have \l in their /etc/issue files:
Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 \n \l
Welcome to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86_64) - Kernel \r (\l).
Ubuntu 7.10 \n \l
It would be nice if this could make the cut before the March 11th freeze.
Added for Beta.