Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 472077
No icon on login screen to access boot warnings
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:16:38 EDT
says that with Plymouth there is "a status icon on the login screen to view boot warnings". I do not see such an icon (not holding down any keys), even though at least one of the services produces an orange WARNING status on startup. I do see the messages in /var/log/boot.log as promised.
This is with plymouth-0.6.0-0.2008.11.12.4.fc10.x86_64
Hi, we only seem to tell plymouth to show show the icon in the case of errors, not warnings.
Just needs an initscripts tweak to /etc/init.d/functions
Hm, the only place we really have warnings in the stock initscripts is 'we fscked; it passed'. It's certainly doable, though.
The viewer program does have code to show in the bottom bar whether a warning or an error happened. Currently it is set to just show error (if the /var/log/boot.ini and the plymouth/boot.ini files are linked) or nothing.
We could parse the file (if it is linked) and determine if we want an error or a warning icon. I'm just not sure what keyword to trigger on and how general this would be.
... I thought the veiwer was triggered on --details being passed to plymouth.
yea. the history is the program used to actually scan the boot log looking for the word "[ FAILED ]" or "[ WARNING ]". Before I merged it (it was a patch from Matthias) I got rid of that and just made it react to --details.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
This is working OK in F11 rawhide with plymouth-0.6.0-2.fc11.x86_64.