Bug 471007 - Plymouthd blocks keyboard if rescue booting with init=/bin/bash
Plymouthd blocks keyboard if rescue booting with init=/bin/bash
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: plymouth (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F10DesktopTarget
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Reported: 2008-11-11 06:17 EST by Milan Broz
Modified: 2013-02-28 23:07 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-11-15 16:27:16 EST
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Description Milan Broz 2008-11-11 06:17:53 EST
Description of problem:

If you change GRUB prompt to replace init with the shell
(almost standard rescue procedure when everything fails)

plymouthd blocks keyboard output - no chars (or only something) is shown
in the prompt.

Anyway, is still accepts input, so if you are able to kill plymouthd and reset terminal, it works again.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

rawhide, plymouth-0.6.0-0.2008.10.30.4.fc10.i386
(encrypted PV, if it has some impact)

How reproducible:
- remove "rhgb quiet" from GRUB parameters and replace with init=/bin/bash
- try to write something when bash shell appears. press enter.

Expected results:
Working rescue shell only. Note that I do not want boot into single user, I need run shell here instead of init (imagine init is broken, udev is broken, etc)
Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-11-11 10:14:04 EST
building a fix for this now

Comment 2 Will Woods 2008-11-15 16:27:16 EST
This fixed is in current Rawhide plymouth. Please retest and confirm the fix (or reopen the bug if it doesn't work as expected).

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