Bug 465547 - vt1 is not properly started
Summary: vt1 is not properly started
Keywords:
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: plymouth
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
URL:
Whiteboard:
Depends On:
Blocks: F10Blocker, F10FinalBlocker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2008-10-03 20:14 UTC by Bruno Wolff III
Modified: 2008-10-10 18:18 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Environment:
Last Closed: 2008-10-06 20:02:33 UTC


Attachments (Terms of Use)
tty1 (282 bytes, text/plain)
2008-10-03 20:39 UTC, Bruno Wolff III
no flags Details
tty2 (306 bytes, text/plain)
2008-10-03 20:40 UTC, Bruno Wolff III
no flags Details
Modified tty1 (306 bytes, text/plain)
2008-10-03 21:18 UTC, Bruno Wolff III
no flags Details

Description Bruno Wolff III 2008-10-03 20:14:39 UTC
Description of problem:
Recently I noticed that doing ctrl alt f1 doesn't get me a login prompt. Instead I see the output from the boot sequence. Hitting return scrolls the screen so it looks like some process is seeing the input. Vts 2-6 seem to work normally and vt7 gets me back to X.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
initscripts-8.83-1.x86_64
kernel-2.6.27-0.382.rc8.git4.fc10.x86_64
upstart-0.3.9-19.fc10.x86_64

How reproducible:
100%

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot to X
2. ctrl alt f1
3.
  
Actual results:
No login prompt

Expected results:
Login prompt

Additional info:

Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-10-03 20:24:17 UTC
can you attach /etc/inittab and /etc/grub.conf

what's the output of ls -l /etc/event.d ?

Do you use gdm or kdm or something else ?

Comment 2 Bruno Wolff III 2008-10-03 20:34:43 UTC
I use gdm-2.24.0-8.fc10.x86_64.

[root@cerberus bruno]# ls -l /etc/event.d
total 104
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  260 2008-09-30 14:05 control-alt-delete
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  299 2008-05-13 10:27 logd
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  195 2008-09-30 14:05 prefdm
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  265 2008-09-30 14:05 quit-plymouth
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  545 2008-09-30 14:05 rc0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  639 2008-09-30 14:05 rc1
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  396 2008-09-30 14:05 rc2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  396 2008-09-30 14:05 rc3
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  396 2008-09-30 14:05 rc4
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  396 2008-09-30 14:05 rc5
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  415 2008-09-30 14:05 rc6
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  803 2008-09-30 14:05 rcS
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  505 2008-09-30 14:05 rcS-sulogin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1832 2008-09-08 08:44 readahead-collector.event
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  671 2008-09-08 08:44 readahead-disable-services.event
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1137 2008-09-08 08:44 readahead.event
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  707 2008-09-30 14:05 serial
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  462 2008-09-30 14:05 sulogin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   80 2008-08-16 13:47 svscanboot
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  282 2008-09-30 14:05 tty1
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  306 2008-09-30 14:05 tty2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  306 2008-09-30 14:05 tty3
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  306 2008-09-30 14:05 tty4
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  306 2008-09-30 14:05 tty5
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  306 2008-09-30 14:05 tty6
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  377 2008-07-24 16:09 vpnc-cleanup

[root@cerberus bruno]# ps auxww|grep mingetty
root      2982  0.0  0.0   3936   504 tty4     Ss+  15:01   0:00 /sbin/mingetty tty4
root      2983  0.0  0.0   3936   508 tty5     Ss+  15:01   0:00 /sbin/mingetty tty5
root      2990  0.0  0.0   3936   508 tty2     Ss+  15:01   0:00 /sbin/mingetty tty2
root      2991  0.0  0.0   3936   508 tty3     Ss+  15:01   0:00 /sbin/mingetty tty3
root      2992  0.0  0.0   3936   508 tty6     Ss+  15:01   0:00 /sbin/mingetty tty6
root      6765  0.0  0.0  84748   788 pts/1    S+   15:34   0:00 grep mingetty

Comment 3 Bruno Wolff III 2008-10-03 20:39:41 UTC
Created attachment 319421 [details]
tty1

There seems to be a potentially significant difference between tty1 and the others.

Comment 4 Bruno Wolff III 2008-10-03 20:40:09 UTC
Created attachment 319422 [details]
tty2

Comment 5 Bruno Wolff III 2008-10-03 21:18:48 UTC
Created attachment 319426 [details]
Modified tty1

Adding "start on started prefdm" to tty1 (as in the attached file) fixed the problem I was seeing. I don't know if there may have been some reason not to include that as tty1 is a bit special.

Comment 6 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-10-04 21:28:20 UTC
One change we're trying to make is for tty1 be the primary console for the user.

So in runlevel 3 it should be a getty, and in runlevel 5 it should be GDM/X.

I unfortunately screwed this change up, so only users with graphical bootup (The "spinfinity" animation) are getting that behavior, and everyone else (most users) are getting a broken behavior where tty1 isn't a getty or GDM/X in runlevel 5.

Moving to plymouth.

Comment 7 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-10-06 20:02:33 UTC
This should be fixed now.

Comment 8 Bruno Wolff III 2008-10-06 22:44:49 UTC
I tested this and it seems to work. ctrl alt f1 switches to X instead of ctrl alt f7.
I did need to run mkinitrd after installing the plymouth update to see the change.

Comment 9 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-10-10 18:18:31 UTC
*** Bug 466492 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***


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