[arch-general] startup messages gone
teg at jklm.no
Tue Sep 27 06:12:29 EDT 2011
On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 9:39 AM, Patrick Burroughs
<celticmadman at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 00:33, Jorge Almeida <jjalmeida at gmail.com> wrote:
>> There has been some recent change somewhere in the startup process
>> that makes startup messages disappear once the process is completed
>> and the login prompt appears. I had (and have) in /etc/initttab:
>> c1:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -i -8 38400 tty1 linux
>> I added the "-i" to prevent clearing the terminal, and it worked. Not
>> any more. Not even with Shift+PageUp. Anyone knows what changed?
>> Jorge Almeida
> There's a special character at the beginning of /etc/issue that clears
> the screen. Try removing that.
FYI: All the special characters in /etc/issue will go away in the next
filesystems release (as agetty deals with it now).
Also, if you want to see what happened during boot, there is /var/log/boot
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