Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59181
Garbled startup screen
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:25:20 EDT
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Description of problem:
When rs.sysinit executes `/sbin/pam_console_apply -r` it results in an error
getpwnam failed for ?
Where ? results in the console output being garbled for the remainder of the
This appears to be because we use NIS and ypbind has not been started prior to
executing `/sbin/pam_console_apply -r`
commenting out the relevent line in rc.sysinit fixes this problem for us.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): initscripts-6.40-1
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Restart any machine that uses RH7.2 in conjunction with NIS services
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of
If this persists on a current release, such as Fedora Core 4, please open a new bug.