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Re: VC switching during install

On Mon, Jan 17, 2000 at 03:12:49PM -0800, Karl M. Hegbloom wrote:
>  The other day I used the 2.2.4 rescue/base disks to install a
>  masquerading proxy DSL gateway.  At one point during the
>  installation, I switched virtual consoles to look at the log
>  messages.
>  The install program updated its screen, and wrote to the console I
>  had switched to, rather than to vc1 where it was running.  That is,
>  the screen turned blue with a dialog up.
>  I'm sorry, but I cannot recall just exactly what phase of the
>  installation I was at, and did not jot it down then.
>  When I typed, I saw nothing;  I switched back to vc1 and the screen
>  wasn't right, the things I'd typed had been written there, and
>  pushing C-l didn't redraw.

Seconded.  I suspect this has to do with dbootstrap being started from
init.  It continued to read input on the first VT, but would write to
whatever happened to be frontmost.


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