Bug 59181 - Garbled startup screen
Summary: Garbled startup screen
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts
Version: 7.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-02-01 16:56 UTC by patrick
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:25 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-09-29 19:36:17 UTC

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Description patrick 2002-02-01 16:56:51 UTC
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Description of problem:
When rs.sysinit executes `/sbin/pam_console_apply -r` it results in an error
message like:
getpwnam failed for ?
Where ? results in the console output being garbled for the remainder of the
startup process.
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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Restart any machine that uses RH7.2 in conjunction with NIS services


Additional info:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-09-29 19:36:17 UTC
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.

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