Bug 70451 - glitch in text console font (serif to nonserif, and back)
Summary: glitch in text console font (serif to nonserif, and back)
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: console-tools   
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Eido Inoue
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Reported: 2002-08-01 14:56 UTC by John Reiser
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:45 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-23 20:46:56 UTC
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Description John Reiser 2002-08-01 14:56:59 UTC
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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.

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How reproducible:

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.

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Comment 1 Curtis Nelson 2002-08-08 20:20:48 UTC
I have this problem as well.  I use 'setfont' to reset the console and clear up
the character jumble that gets created.

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