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Bug 17854 - initscripts clear the screen during boot, wiping away error messages
Summary: initscripts clear the screen during boot, wiping away error messages
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 1144
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts
Version: 7.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-09-26 12:37 UTC by Holger Schurig
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:16 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-09-26 12:37:02 UTC

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Description Holger Schurig 2000-09-26 12:37:00 UTC
In /etc/inittab are the definitions to call mingetty. Unfortately mingetty
on console tty1 is called in a way so that it clears the screen. I had
several occassions where this prevented me from seing an error message.

I therefore suggest that you change

  1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingett tty1


  1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty --noclear tty1

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-10-02 22:19:49 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 1144 ***

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