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[Bug 594209] New: console / terminal insert or delete characters on command line leaves chars behind, doesnt insert or delete right.
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  • Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2010 23:39:14 +0000
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Summary: console / terminal insert or delete characters on
command line leaves chars behind, doesnt insert or
delete right.
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 11.3
Version: Milestone 4
Platform: i386
OS/Version: openSUSE 11.3
Status: NEW
Severity: Normal
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Basesystem
AssignedTo: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: s2@xxxxxxxxxxxx
QAContact: qa@xxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---


User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.1.8)
Gecko/20100204 SUSE/3.5.8-0.1.1 BetterPrivacy-1.47 Firefox/3.5.8

openSUSE 11.3 M4, Toshiba M55 laptop w/ intel 915 graphics.

Its hard to describe, maybe I should make a screen capture movie of it
happening.. But when you are in a console session (ctrl-alt-f1 for ex., NOT in
graphical X environment) and you type a command, then you go back and start
typing in the middle, inserting characters, they overwrite in a strange ugly
way. Then if you press left arrow out to the end of your command, the proper
chars will be revealed. Same ugliness happens with delete in the middle of a
command. The end characters get dragged inward, looking like garbage.

I notice login as user only suffers from the delete garbage, while a root login
has both the insert and delete problems.

I found a fix is to not use the framebuffer console. At grub boot time, erase
line "vga=317" so no vga is used. Then there are no problems.


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot system to login prompt (gdm, or whatever you're using)
2.ctrl-alt-f1 to go to console. login as root.
3.type a command. left arrow key into the middle of the command and start
typing. Or delete some chars.
Actual Results:
chars get overwriten, or dragged backwards, making your command look ugly with
a bunch of messed up chars.

Expected Results:
command should be editable with insert or delete with no problems

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