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Hi all, Since upgrading to the latest unstable I have discovered that after my startup reaches "Setting up X socket server directory ..." that I get no further output at the terminal. I have confirmed this on two different computers. Neither the computers nor keyboards are locked up. I am able to boot into single user mode and then blindly type in my root password at what should be the request for a root password and then blindly type reboot and the system reboots. I have recently upgraded: dialog_0.9b-20030720-1_i386.deb base-files_3.0.9_i386.deb initscripts_2.85-5_all.deb sysvinit_2.85-5_i386.deb sysv-rc_2.85-5_all.deb libsasl2_2.1.15-3_i386.deb apt_0.5.6_i386.deb apt-utils_0.5.6_i386.deb ilisp_5.12.0+cvs.2003.07.20_all.deb ilisp-doc_5.12.0+cvs.2003.07.20_all.deb po-debconf_0.7.0_all.deb libncurses5_5.3.20030719-1_i386.deb ...

  1. #1

    Default DO NOT UPGRADE UNSTABLE: Terminal text stops functioning

    Hi all,

    Since upgrading to the latest unstable I have discovered that after my
    startup reaches "Setting up X socket server directory ..." that I get no
    further output at the terminal. I have confirmed this on two different
    computers.

    Neither the computers nor keyboards are locked up. I am able to boot into
    single user mode and then blindly type in my root password at what should
    be the request for a root password and then blindly type reboot and the
    system reboots.

    I have recently upgraded:
    dialog_0.9b-20030720-1_i386.deb
    base-files_3.0.9_i386.deb
    initscripts_2.85-5_all.deb
    sysvinit_2.85-5_i386.deb
    sysv-rc_2.85-5_all.deb
    libsasl2_2.1.15-3_i386.deb
    apt_0.5.6_i386.deb
    apt-utils_0.5.6_i386.deb
    ilisp_5.12.0+cvs.2003.07.20_all.deb
    ilisp-doc_5.12.0+cvs.2003.07.20_all.deb
    po-debconf_0.7.0_all.deb
    libncurses5_5.3.20030719-1_i386.deb
    libncurses5-dev_5.3.20030719-1_i386.deb
    ncurses-base_5.3.20030719-1_all.deb
    ncurses-bin_5.3.20030719-1_i386.deb
    autotools-dev_20030717.1_all.deb
    libsasl7_1.5.28-5_i386.deb
    base-config_1.67_all.deb
    libnewt0.51_0.51.4-14_i386.deb
    whiptail_0.51.4-14_i386.deb

    The bug is most likely caused by initscripts, sysvinit or sysv-rc. If you
    have upgraded you may wish to downgrade/wait for a fix before rebooting,
    especially if your computer doesn't automatically boot into X.

    Regards,
    Adam


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    Default Re: DO NOT UPGRADE UNSTABLE: Terminal text stops functioning

    I wrote:
    > The bug is most likely caused by initscripts, sysvinit or sysv-rc. If
    > you have upgraded you may wish to downgrade/wait for a fix before
    > rebooting, especially if your computer doesn't automatically boot into
    > X.
    I have confirmed that downgrading to initscripts_2.85-4.1_all.deb
    sysv-rc_2.85-4.1_all.deb and sysvinit_2.85-4.1_i386.deb will resolve the
    lack of terminal output.

    I am submitting a bug report for the initscripts package, soon to appear
    here: <http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?pkg=initscripts>

    Regards,
    Adam


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    Default Re: DO NOT UPGRADE UNSTABLE: Terminal text stops functioning

    Hi Geordie Birch,
    > On Tue, Jul 22, 2003 at 06:14:01PM +1200, Adam Warner wrote:
    >> I wrote:
    >>
    >> > The bug is most likely caused by initscripts, sysvinit or sysv-rc. If
    >> > you have upgraded you may wish to downgrade/wait for a fix before
    >> > rebooting, especially if your computer doesn't automatically boot into
    >> > X.
    >>
    >> I have confirmed that downgrading to initscripts_2.85-4.1_all.deb
    >> sysv-rc_2.85-4.1_all.deb and sysvinit_2.85-4.1_i386.deb will resolve the
    >> lack of terminal output.
    >>
    >> I am submitting a bug report for the initscripts package, soon to appear
    >> here: <http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?pkg=initscripts>
    >
    > FWIW, I have version 2.85-5 of initscripts, sysvinit, and sysv-rc
    > installed and am not having any problems re. terminal output.
    Just to confirm, your system boots into a terminal by default, you
    rebooted your computer and all text was displayed at the terminal
    including the login prompt?

    How about if you boot into single-user mode? (you should be able to do
    this by entering "linux single" (without the quotation marks) at the lilo
    prompt).

    Regards,
    Adam


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    Default Re: DO NOT UPGRADE UNSTABLE: Terminal text stops functioning

    Hi Geordie Birch,
    >> > The bug is most likely caused by initscripts, sysvinit or sysv-rc. If
    >> > you have upgraded you may wish to downgrade/wait for a fix before
    >> > rebooting, especially if your computer doesn't automatically boot into
    >> > X.
    >>
    >> I have confirmed that downgrading to initscripts_2.85-4.1_all.deb
    >> sysv-rc_2.85-4.1_all.deb and sysvinit_2.85-4.1_i386.deb will resolve the
    >> lack of terminal output.
    >>
    >> I am submitting a bug report for the initscripts package, soon to appear
    >> here: <http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?pkg=initscripts>
    >
    > FWIW, I have version 2.85-5 of initscripts, sysvinit, and sysv-rc
    > installed and am not having any problems re. terminal output.
    FWIW this has also happened on a third system. I am running out of
    additional computers to break.

    Regards,
    Adam


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    Default Re: DO NOT UPGRADE UNSTABLE: Terminal text stops functioning

    On Tue, Jul 22, 2003 at 06:45:26PM +1200, Adam Warner wrote:
    > Hi Geordie Birch,
    >
    > > On Tue, Jul 22, 2003 at 06:14:01PM +1200, Adam Warner wrote:
    > >> I wrote:
    > >>
    > >> I have confirmed that downgrading to initscripts_2.85-4.1_all.deb
    > >> sysv-rc_2.85-4.1_all.deb and sysvinit_2.85-4.1_i386.deb will resolve the
    > >> lack of terminal output.
    > >
    > > FWIW, I have version 2.85-5 of initscripts, sysvinit, and sysv-rc
    > > installed and am not having any problems re. terminal output.
    >
    > Just to confirm, your system boots into a terminal by default, you
    > rebooted your computer and all text was displayed at the terminal
    > including the login prompt?
    Yes, this machine boots fine into the console.
    > How about if you boot into single-user mode? (you should be able to do
    > this by entering "linux single" (without the quotation marks) at the lilo
    > prompt).
    When I boot into single-user mode I get the same results as you, ie. no
    output to the screen after the "Setting up X sockets" message. I can
    blindly log in as root at this point also. If I hit ctrl-d instead of
    the password, booting continues normally, ie. with regular terminal
    output.

    Geordie.


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