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Bug 47518 - mingetty should not clear first console
Summary: mingetty should not clear first console
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 1144
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts
Version: 7.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-07-05 20:54 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:21 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2001-07-05 20:54:38 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2001-07-05 20:54:35 UTC
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Description of problem:
the mingetty launched on tty1 by /etc/inittab should be started with the
--noclear option. One will not be able to see FAILED init-scripts if the
console is cleared.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Just boot your newly installed System.

Actual Results:  The console is cleared, the results of the initscripts can
no longer be seen.

Expected Results:  One should be able to see the results of the initscripts.

Additional info:

Just change one line in /etc/inittab to read:

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

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-07-06 02:30:49 UTC
You're free to change inittab yourself;
it's %config(noreplace), so it won't be changed on updates.

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

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