Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 868876
Mangled characters in boot messages (errors in escape/color sequences?)
Last modified: 2013-05-15 10:43:09 EDT
Created attachment 631401 [details]
Screenshot of the problem
Description of problem:
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Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot Fedora-18-Beta-TC6-x86_64-DVD.iso
2. Notice that where [ OK ] should appear in the boot messages some wrong text shows up instead
The boot messages have wrong characters in them
The messages should be readable: '[ OK ]'
Tested Fedora-18-Beta-TC6-x86_64-DVD.iso using virt-manager
Created attachment 631402 [details]
I should add that
# cat /var/log/boot.log
shows no errors here, I only see them during boot.
I saw this kind of temporary screen corruption too. Perhaps the terminal gets confused during the loading of the font. I does not seem to have any lasting bad effects.
systemd doesn't really do anything with screen output. It appears as if the fb/vt layer in the kernel causes this corruption if the font is loaded.
Reassigning to kernel.
I see this only when booting Anaconda DVD/netinst composes, but I don't see this when booting a LiveCD or an installed system.
Is this still happening with 3.8 kernels?
Justin, there's no F19 DVD/netinst compose yet, but there should be TC1 out in a week or so. We can have a look then.
Moving to F19 per the last comment. If you're still seeing this there, please let us know.
This bug is being closed with INSUFFICIENT_DATA as there has not been a response in 2 weeks. If you are still experiencing this issue, please reopen and attach the relevant data from the latest kernel you are running and any data that might have been requested previously.
In a quick test I no longer see this problem with F19 Beta TC4 DVD x86_64.