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Bug#575431: plymouth: Plymouth seems to hang when console-setup is called during boot

On Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 11:35:53AM +0100, Daniel Baumann wrote:
> >What I am going to do about this is to provide some method that packages
> >such as plymouth, splashy and usplash can use in order to disable
> >console-setup.
> great, thanks.

Or maybe there will be a simpler solution if you look at the following 
code in /bin/setupcon and provide the required patch. :)

    if \
        pidof splashy > /dev/null \
        || pidof usplash > /dev/null

I suppose one additional pidof check will be enough.

I don't know how plymmouth is working but if/when it exits and the 
console is again in text mode if you want you can make the script of 
plymouth to run 'setupcon' (with no arguments) to make sure the console 
is configured.  Ideally the same should be done in case some errors case 
the console to go to text mode.

Notice that if console-setup is not installed then kbd will attempt to 
configure the console so the same problem will occur.

Anton Zinoviev

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