Description of problem:
Console font is not loaded at startup - I see non-latin symbols as white squares.
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Need the contents of:
your grub boot entry
(In reply to comment #1)
> Need the contents of:
> your grub boot entry
title Fedora (126.96.36.199-56.fc12.x86_64)
kernel /vmlinuz-188.8.131.52-56.fc12.x86_64 ro root=/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-lv_rawhide LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8 KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=ru rhgb quiet
Here it is.
You don't have a font set, although you should still get a default in that case. Is the rest of the console set up correctly?
Yep, only non-latin (cyrillic) symbols are not shown.
Calling setsysfont makes it to work ok.
If you are in the situation where it does not work, does "/lib/udev/console_init tty0" also fix it?
Yes, it does, for current console (from which command was issued).
Strange, but problem is gone.
OK. I couldn't reproduce it here. Closing.
Hmm... even more strange, but the problem shows up again :/
I think, I've find why it sometimes works, and sometimes doesn't.
If a key pressed at start to hide plymouth splash and show boot process, it loads font. But, if plymouth splash stays, it doesn't.
Sounds like an ordering bug in dracut - the console_init stuff needs to run before graphics drivers & plymouth are initialized.
If you add SYSFONT=<fontname> to the kernel command line, the font should be loaded (like in /etc/sysconfig/i18n without the ").
i have SYSFONT in cmldine
if i press esc immediately after plymouth shows picture, something strange happens with screen, but after pressing esc again fiew times i see 'starting udev' with right font
if i press esc after a while, i can only see boxes instead of russian letters
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
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(In reply to comment #11)
> Sounds like an ordering bug in dracut - the console_init stuff needs to run
> before graphics drivers & plymouth are initialized.
Right. Attached workaround patch fixes the problem.
dracut-004-4.fc12 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 12.
dracut-004-4.fc12 has been pushed to the Fedora 12 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update dracut'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F12/FEDORA-2010-1088
dracut-004-4.fc12 has been pushed to the Fedora 12 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.