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Bug 591386 - VT swallows keys
Summary: VT swallows keys
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: plymouth
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-12 05:39 UTC by Qian Cai
Modified: 2010-05-22 19:40 UTC (History)
0 users

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-05-22 19:40:25 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)
initramfs (deleted)
2010-05-14 05:08 UTC, Qian Cai
no flags Details
initramfs (deleted)
2010-05-22 15:48 UTC, Qian Cai
no flags Details

Description Qian Cai 2010-05-12 05:39:28 UTC
Description of problem:
When login from a VT, several previous typed keys are discarded (without any sign on the screen) before it accepts the input for username/password.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL6 public beta 1 x86_64

How reproducible:

Comment 1 Qian Cai 2010-05-12 06:46:53 UTC
It behaved strangely. Sometimes, it did not accept ENTER key only. If it started in runlevel 5, and then switched back to VT, everything was working fine.

Comment 2 Qian Cai 2010-05-12 09:16:51 UTC
This looks like a KMS bug since it went away by adding nomodeset on both ATI and Intel graphic systems.

Comment 3 Qian Cai 2010-05-12 09:36:22 UTC
Hmm, the problem also went away by removing "rhgb quiet".

Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2010-05-12 13:58:58 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 582265 ***

Comment 5 Qian Cai 2010-05-13 01:42:23 UTC
The problem is still persistent after upgraded to plymouth-0.8.3-1.el6.

Comment 6 Ray Strode [halfline] 2010-05-13 02:01:24 UTC
Note after upgrading to plymouth-0.8.3-1.el6 you need to rebuild your initrd with /usr/libexec/plymouth/plymouth-update-initrd or by installing a new kernel.

I'm going to close this bug because it really sounds like a bug that's already been fixed.  If after rebuilding your initrd you still have a problem, please reopen.

Comment 7 Qian Cai 2010-05-13 05:55:59 UTC
After running the command, I am getting,
"could not start boot splash: Can not access a needed shared library"

Comment 8 Ray Strode [halfline] 2010-05-13 12:22:01 UTC
That means plymouthd couldn't find a boot splash to load.   This shouldn't happen if your initrd was generated properly.

what's the output of 

/usr/sbin/plymouth-set-default-theme ?

Can you attach your initrd?

Comment 9 Qian Cai 2010-05-14 05:05:06 UTC
> /usr/sbin/plymouth-set-default-theme ?

Comment 10 Qian Cai 2010-05-14 05:08:15 UTC
Created attachment 413944 [details]

Comment 11 Ray Strode [halfline] 2010-05-14 14:47:44 UTC
Turns out my fix wasn't in plymouth-0.8.1-3.el6 after all..fixed package building now...

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 590774 ***

Comment 12 Qian Cai 2010-05-22 15:48:56 UTC
Created attachment 415872 [details]

Still have the same problem here using plymouth-0.8.3-3.el6.x86_64 + 2.6.32-28.el6 kernel.

Comment 13 Qian Cai 2010-05-22 19:40:25 UTC
After fully updated the system, it went away.

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