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Bug#987377: rescue-mode: when in graphical mode, locks up one prompt before the shell

Hi Étienne,

Étienne Mollier <etienne.mollier@mailoo.org> (2021-04-28):
> Cyril Brulebois, on 2021-04-28 06:08:30 +0200:
> > Let's see if this helps!
> >   https://people.debian.org/~kibi/bug-987377/
> According to my observations, I does help with all the known bad
> cases I have hit so far; I notably double checked the "Generic"
> partition schemes:
>   Device               en_US  fr_FR
>   /dev/sdb1            ok     ok
>   /dev/nvme0n1p1       ok     ok
>   /dev/md/0            ok     ok
>   /dev/debian-vg/root  ok     ok
> Just in case, the mini ISOs never booted EFI, and I never
> managed to get the ZBook to Bios boot USB thumbs.  So I had to
> carry out the NVMe test in a virtual machine to get some working
> Bios boot, and use PCI host passthrough on the second NVMe of
> the machine, to get it to be visible to the installer and rescue
> environment.  I don't believe it affected much the test results,
> but fyi, just in case it turned out it would make a difference.
> > Also, thanks for all the tests so far, I've seen the follow-ups…
> > that's much appreciated (even if slightly frightening if the image
> > linked above doesn't make the problem go away altogether).
> You're welcome, I hope the the above is reassuring.

I'm not sure whether you followed the recent developments on the
cdebconf and gtk+2.0 side, but we're slowly reaching a point where stuff
should just work again.

If you try daily builds (built against unstable), the problem should not
appear. Depending on which build you grab, it might still be affected by
#988951 (another cdebconf upload happened a few minutes, to avoid that
issue entirely).

Feel free to confirm! :)

Cyril Brulebois (kibi@debian.org)            <https://debamax.com/>
D-I release manager -- Release team member -- Freelance Consultant

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