Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 70451
glitch in text console font (serif to nonserif, and back)
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:45:05 EDT
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Description of problem:
The font for the text console has a very annoying glitch. During services
startup at boot, and during shutdown, and any time I get root privileges using
"su", the font changes for 1/4 of a second and changes right back. It looks
like a dynamic "wrinkle", and it is very disconcerting.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.In 80x25 mode with anaconda-configured default console font LatArCyrHeb-16:
from a regular non-privileged user account, put a lot of 'y' characters on the
screen by running "echo yyy...yyyy" several times.
2. Run 'su', give the root password, and watch carefully before the shell prompt
Actual Results: The screen "wrinkles" as the font changes between non-serif and
serif, and back.
Expected Results: No font changes.
I have this problem as well. I use 'setfont' to reset the console and clear up
the character jumble that gets created.