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Re: [opensuse] Failed login prompts on VTs
On 01/18/2016 01:41 AM, Felix Miata wrote:
Anton Aylward composed on 2016-01-16 09:47 (UTC-0500):

The last kernel update seems to have killed of the ability to login at
the virtual terminals (that is, all the switches to terminals using
Ctl-Alt-Fn no longer produce login prompts). The graphical login still

Solution found yet? In previous reply I forgot to include suggestion to
disable/remove Plymouth if you haven't already.

Right now I have normal sized fonts but for some reason the value of the
LINES variable is set to 64. Because of a shellopt setting
'checkwinsize' being set, its no use me manually setting that value.
This option is set in /etc/bash.bashrc.

The terminal name is of tty1 'linux' and

tset lines

returns "64".
Looking at /etc/termcap (OK its not terminfo) I don't see that the entry
for 'linux' has a "#li" value of 64.

There is a 'terminfo' decompiler utility called 'infocmp'
It begins ...

# infocmp linux
# Reconstructed via infocmp from file: /usr/share/terminfo/l/linux
linux|linux console,
am, bce, ccc, eo, mir, msgr, xenl, xon,
colors#8, it#8, ncv#18, pairs#64,

bel=^G, blink=\E[5m, bold=\E[1m, civis=\E[?25l\E[?1c,
clear=\E[H\E[J, cnorm=\E[?25h\E[?0c, cr=^M,

the remainder is about positioning, key settings. No further "#" values.
Again, I don't see anything saying there are 64 lines

"pairs" is the number of colour combination pairs.

On a slightly different tack ..
The only thing I can find in 'bugs' is old, but seems ... sort of ...

Perhaps relevant. "dmesg|grep intel" shows

[ 2.774044] fb: switching to inteldrmfb from VESA VGA
[ 2.808423] fbcon: inteldrmfb (fb0) is primary device
[ 2.903561] i915 0000:00:02.0: fb0: inteldrmfb frame buffer device

A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?

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