[Bug 243226] [NEW] Panic messages are not displayed when usplash is running

Agostino Russo agostino.russo at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 12:51:03 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: initramfs-tools

When usplash is running panic messages are not displayed, so users end
up in busybox without any hint. Here is the relevant irc log about a
discussion on the subject with TheMuso.

<TheMuso> Ok. Its nothing to do with the code at all, well not really. It has to do with the TTY usplash is running on, and the TTY that the error message gets displayed on. What happens is that usplash is on TTY8, and when it gets shut down, the active console is still TTY8.
<TheMuso> However, when text is echoed, its echoed to TTY1, however busybox still gets launched on tty8 because thats where usplash was.
<TheMuso> SO the reason why its seen without usplash is because the tty doesn't get changed.

This also affects bug #226622

** Affects: initramfs-tools (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

Panic messages are not displayed when usplash is running
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