Description of problem:
I'm not sure whose fault this is. I'm using the vanilla graphical boot with default kernel args from a fresh install, and then hit ESC to see the messages.
I had done some rescue-mode fiddling and upon rebooting it was taking forever to I hit ESC to see messages and it was the "*** Warning -- SELinux ..." relabel message. The lines following that one (three more '***" lines for that message) were stair-stepped, i.e. looking like output after "stty -onlcr". All the lines with a green "OK" (before and after this) were terminated correctly. Later messages (long after the end of rc.sysinit) that weren't the colorized OK or FAILED sort, also had the stair-step problem.
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Steps to Reproduce:
I think this is fixed in plymouth-0.8.3-3.fc13.x86_64. There was a bug where we weren't properly unlocking the tty on shutdown (and presumably on escape)
I'm going to close this one out, but if installing plymouth-0.8.3-3.fc13 and rebuilding your initrd (with /usr/libexec/plymouth/plymouth-update-initrd) doesn't fix the issue, then please reopen and I will investigate further.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 585128 ***