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    SubjectRe: 2.6.26-rcX VC console scrolling regression

    On Thursday 2008-05-08 06:46, David Miller wrote:
    >Causes garbage characters to appear at the end of lines on my VCs when
    >They look like lowercase 'c' characters with a '.' above them, and they
    >are colored light blue. The rest of the console text is fine.

    i386 or sparc64?

    In trying to reproduce it, Ubuntu already died on me (insert big rant
    here) and I have no idea how to fix that if I want to keep the
    stockness of the install:

    sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
    sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Cache data unavailable
    sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    sdb: sdb1 sdb2 < sdb5 >
    sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk
    sd 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
    Begin: Running /scripts/local-premount ...
    mount: Mounting /dev/sdb1 on /root failed: No such device
    Begin: Running /scripts/local-bottom ...
    Begin: Running /scripts/init-bottom ...
    mount: Mounting /root/dev on /dev/.static/dev failed: No such file or directory.
    mount: Mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: No such file or directory
    mount: Mounting /proc on /root/proc failed: No such file or directory
    Target filesystem doesn't have /sbin/init

    BusyBox v1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3-5ubuntu7) Built-in shell (ash)
    Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.


    >I think it might be because my VC gets put into a UTF8 mode or something
    >like that via the init scripts?

    opensuse also switches to utf8 (though noting that the kernel starts
    with utf8 by default since 2.6.24) and I have not noticed anything bad.

    Are you using a serial console?

    > It seems to start happening right when
    >the init scripts print "Setting up console font and keymap", which seems
    >to come from /etc/init.d/console-setup which runs /bin/setupcon
    >This is with a stock Ubuntu 7.10 installation.

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