[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#507094: Bug#507094: Login, and the shell presented after login, are in all caps when an arrow key ([A, [D, [B, [C) is typed as a login name

Nicolas François nicolas.francois at centraliens.net
Fri Nov 28 11:13:19 UTC 2008


I was not able to reproduce it.

Can you describe more what are the steps to reproduce?

You are logging on the console and not starting login manually, right?

On the first login prompt, you entered an arrow character, right?
Any other characters?

You should have receive a second prompt. You entered your login name on
this one, right?

At what time is your terminal in all-caps mode?

There is one feature in login, to change the terminal in all-caps mode
when you enter your login in capital letters only. This might be related,
but what is strange is that if you entered arrows, then the login should
not be recognized (you should have deleted them), and you probably did not
enter your login name in all-caps.

The arrow characters are not discarded. I don't think I want to do this,
and I'm not sure I can.
At least the first prompt is not handled by login (it is a getty prompt),
and this might be related to:

(which might explain I cannot reproduce on unstable and in stable (I only
tried login, without trying through getty)

Best Regards,

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