[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#558731: login: Login fails on console / textmode. Prints numerours "^@" and then Login incorrect.

Nicolas François nicolas.francois at centraliens.net
Thu Mar 18 12:52:57 UTC 2010

tag 558731 unreproducible
tag 558731 moreinfo

On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 06:56:38AM +0100, Anes Lihovac wrote:
> When logging in on a console / textmode either as root or user, the
> login fails, and then the screen is filled with the chracters ^@. This
> happens for both, a correct and worng password. While the screen is
> filled with the characters ^@, when caps lock is pressed, the output of
> the charcters ^@ stops, until caps lock is pressed again. 
> I don't know if it matters. This is happening on a MSI Wind U100
> Netbook. When pressing caps lock under X a Caps Lock LED is activated.
> On console this isn't happening.

I can't reproduce this.
Can you still reproduce it?

My best guess is that it is a configuration issue of the console.

Do you also see ^@ during the boot?

At what time do the ^@ appear? (after you typed your login name, at the
same time, before)

Best Regards,

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