Start-Up message garbled.

 
Bob Fohl
Contributor

Start-Up message garbled.

The message displayed on the console at startup time are not pretty like they were before I added some third party software and made kernel chanes.
They used to look something like....


System startup in progress
___________________________

Start Citrixt MetaFrame ..............OK
Start Oracle ........................ OK
Start CDE login server .............. OK
etc,etc,etc

Now they aren't formated . Looks something like this.

.................................... Start
Citrix MetaFrame ...........OK ........
.............. Start Oracele ....................OK

etc, etc.

Not sure where to begin looking on this one??


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Caesar_3
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Start-Up message garbled.

Hello!

So problems in script that starts the deamons.

Caesar
Chris Vail
Honored Contributor

Re: Start-Up message garbled.

I'm just delighted that there's someone else in these forums that uses Citrix Metaframe for Unix. I was getting lonely.

I'll ask the obvious question: have you changed your terminal? Is this a green screen where somebody has changed the settings?

AFAIK: at this point in the boot process, this data is just dumped to the screen unformatted. Rather than mess with kernel parameters, I suggest changing terminals or web consoles, then see if the problem persists.


Chris
Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: Start-Up message garbled.

The startup scripts are run by the script: /sbin/rc and a standard stty is run at the top of the script and should look like this:

/sbin/stty clocal icanon echo opost onlcr ixon icrnl ignpar 2> /dev/null

You might instrument /sbin/rc by reporting the stty values and also echo $LINES and $COLUMNS to see if they change sometime during the startup sequence. If the first few lines are OK and then they change, look at the scripts just before the problem. A likely cause is either an stty buried in a start/stop script, or a change to $LINES or $COLUMNS. This should produce nothing in a normal syste:

grep -e stty -e LINES -e COLUMNS /sbin/init.d/* /etc/rc.config.d/*


Bill Hassell, sysadmin