[arch-general] startup messages gone

Jorge Almeida jjalmeida at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 09:11:43 EDT 2011

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 8:39 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?
> There's a special character at the beginning of /etc/issue that clears
> the screen. Try removing that.

The -i makes the contents of /etc/issue irrelevant. That's why I put
in /etc/inittab, although it's not the best solution.



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