Debian Bug report logs - #523437
console-setup: Console setup does not persist after switching to X and back

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Package: console-setup; Maintainer for console-setup is Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>; Source for console-setup is src:console-setup.

Reported by: Josh Triplett <josh@joshtriplett.org>

Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 08:51:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version console-setup/1.30

Done: Anton Zinoviev <anton@lml.bas.bg>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, josh@freedesktop.org, Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#523437; Package console-setup. (Fri, 10 Apr 2009 08:51:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #3 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Josh Triplett <josh@freedesktop.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: console-setup: Console setup does not persist after switching to X and back
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 01:44:01 -0700
Package: console-setup
Version: 1.30
Severity: normal

After switching to X and back, the console setup does not persist: the
font reverts back, and non-ASCII characters such as line-drawing
characters become incorrect.

One easy way to reproduce this:

- Run whiptail --msgbox hello 20 20
- Observe the line-drawing characters surrounding the dialog box.
- Switch to X.
- Switch back to the console.
- Observe the garbage characters that have replaced the line-drawing
  characters.

- Josh Triplett

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.29-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages console-setup depends on:
ii  console-terminus              4.26-2.1   Fixed-width fonts for fast reading
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.5.26     Debian configuration management sy
ii  xkb-data                      1.5-2      X Keyboard Extension (XKB) configu

Versions of packages console-setup recommends:
ii  kbd                           1.15-1     Linux console font and keytable ut

Versions of packages console-setup suggests:
ii  locales                       2.9-7      GNU C Library: National Language (
ii  lsb-base                      3.2-22     Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip

-- debconf information excluded




Reply sent to Anton Zinoviev <anton@lml.bas.bg>:
You have taken responsibility. (Fri, 10 Apr 2009 11:21:11 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Josh Triplett <josh@freedesktop.org>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Fri, 10 Apr 2009 11:21:11 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #8 received at 523437-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Anton Zinoviev <anton@lml.bas.bg>
To: Josh Triplett <josh@freedesktop.org>, 523437-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#523437: console-setup: Console setup does not persist after switching to X and back
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 14:02:45 +0300
On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 01:44:01AM -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
> 
> After switching to X and back, the console setup does not persist: the
> font reverts back, and non-ASCII characters such as line-drawing
> characters become incorrect.

Actually this doesn't depend on console-setup.  This behaviour is 
documented in /usr/share/doc/console-setup/FAQ.gz together with some 
possible fixes.

Anton Zinoviev






Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#523437; Package console-setup. (Fri, 10 Apr 2009 11:24:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@ens-lyon.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>. (Fri, 10 Apr 2009 11:24:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #13 received at 523437@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@ens-lyon.org>
To: Josh Triplett <josh@freedesktop.org>, 523437@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#523437: console-setup: Console setup does not persist after switching to X and back
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 13:16:31 +0200
Josh Triplett, le Fri 10 Apr 2009 01:44:01 -0700, a écrit :
> After switching to X and back, the console setup does not persist: the
> font reverts back, and non-ASCII characters such as line-drawing
> characters become incorrect.

Mmm, that's most probably not a bug in console-setup, as it's not
involved at that stage.  AIUI, the Xorg driver is responsible for
saving/restoring the video board state, so which Xorg driver are you
using?

> One easy way to reproduce this:

Works fine for me :)

Samuel




Bug archived. Request was from Debbugs Internal Request <owner@bugs.debian.org> to internal_control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 09 May 2009 07:30:39 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug unarchived. Request was from Josh Triplett <josh@joshtriplett.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 04 Jul 2009 08:56:45 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug submitter from Josh Triplett <josh@freedesktop.org> to Josh Triplett <josh@joshtriplett.org>. Request was from Josh Triplett <josh@joshtriplett.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 04 Jul 2009 08:56:46 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug archived. Request was from Josh Triplett <josh@joshtriplett.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 04 Jul 2009 08:56:47 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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