Bug 26661 - unreadble Russian error dialog in console
: unreadble Russian error dialog in console
Status: NEW
: Branch p6
(All bugs in Branch p6/xinitrc)
: не указана
: all Linux
: P3 normal
Assigned To:
: 26660
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Reported: 2011-12-01 01:45 by
Modified: 2011-12-01 01:45 (History)



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Description From 2011-12-01 01:45:37
# rpm -qf /etc/init.d/dm

I suggest that the virtual Linux console where a *dm will be run is correctly
set up for displaying Russian messages, because if X fails to run, the *dm may
want to display a Russian message or dialog, like in the case below:

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #26660 +++

gdm2.20-2.20.8-alt6 in the live system in Simply Linux 6.0.2 RC2 DVD.

Something happened with the running X (perhaps, I/O problem with the DVD) and X
finished; after that, there was some error dialog in the Linux console (number
8), but it is unreadable because black squares are displayed instead of the
Russian letters, like this:

[root@localhost ~]# setterm -dump 8; cat screen.dump 

                                                      � ������ X-������� ������
��������.              �
                                                      � ������������� GDM �����
��������������         �
                                                      � ���������� ���������
X-�������.                �
                                                      �                   <  OK
 >                     �

[root@localhost ~]# 

I suggest to either use English for the console messages of GDM or to set up
the console correctly for displaying the Russian messages.

More info about the crash of X:

# cat /var/log/gdm/\:0.log

X.Org X Server 1.10.3
Release Date: 2011-07-08
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: ALT Linux p6 (Ziziphora) i686
Current Operating System: Linux localhost.localdomain 3.0.6-std-def-alt0.M60P.1
#1 SMP Fri Oct 7 17:14:19 UTC 2011 i686
Kernel command line: initrd=alt0/full.cz live lowmem fastboot splash
stagename=live quiet=1 vga=normal lang=ru_RU automatic=method:cdrom
Build Date: 13 July 2011  03:39:43PM

Current version of pixman: 0.22.0
    Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
    to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
    (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Tue Nov 29 20:25:23 2011
(==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"

0: /usr/bin/X (xorg_backtrace+0x3b) [0x80a35eb]
1: /usr/bin/X (0x8048000+0x5f7f5) [0x80a77f5]
2: (vdso) (__kernel_rt_sigreturn+0x0) [0xb777640c]
3: /usr/bin/X (InitOutput+0x7c5) [0x80b8c15]
4: /usr/bin/X (0x8048000+0x1a2d5) [0x80622d5]
5: /lib/libc.so.6 (__libc_start_main+0xe6) [0xb7364c96]
6: /usr/bin/X (0x8048000+0x1a071) [0x8062071]
Bus error at address 0x81545c0

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 7 (Bus error). Server aborting

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support 
     at http://wiki.x.org
 for help. 
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional


(But it's not a bug probably, merely a hardware problem.)