Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 591386
VT swallows keys
Last modified: 2010-05-22 15:40:25 EDT
Description of problem:
When login from a VT, several previous typed keys are discarded (without any sign on the screen) before it accepts the input for username/password.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL6 public beta 1 x86_64
It behaved strangely. Sometimes, it did not accept ENTER key only. If it started in runlevel 5, and then switched back to VT, everything was working fine.
This looks like a KMS bug since it went away by adding nomodeset on both ATI and Intel graphic systems.
Hmm, the problem also went away by removing "rhgb quiet".
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 582265 ***
The problem is still persistent after upgraded to plymouth-0.8.3-1.el6.
Note after upgrading to plymouth-0.8.3-1.el6 you need to rebuild your initrd with /usr/libexec/plymouth/plymouth-update-initrd or by installing a new kernel.
I'm going to close this bug because it really sounds like a bug that's already been fixed. If after rebuilding your initrd you still have a problem, please reopen.
After running the command, I am getting,
"could not start boot splash: Can not access a needed shared library"
That means plymouthd couldn't find a boot splash to load. This shouldn't happen if your initrd was generated properly.
what's the output of
Can you attach your initrd?
> /usr/sbin/plymouth-set-default-theme ?
Created attachment 413944 [details]
Turns out my fix wasn't in plymouth-0.8.1-3.el6 after all..fixed package building now...
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 590774 ***
Created attachment 415872 [details]
Still have the same problem here using plymouth-0.8.3-3.el6.x86_64 + 2.6.32-28.el6 kernel.
After fully updated the system, it went away.