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labrador
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:52 pm    Post subject: spurious new lines sent from prompt from etc-update Reply with quote

I've noticed this for awhile now.

If I run etc-update from the console, which has a Sun type 5 keyboard,
and I'm not running X, it sometimes enters the first item of the
list of updates, as if Return had been hit. When the problem
is happening, it happens a lot. I can't stay on the menu that
asks for 1,2,3, -5 etc as inputs.

No other applications are receiving random newlines for input.
I can use vi or whatever fine. It seems to be only etc-update
that is impacted.

While the problem is happening repeatly I can login by ssh and
try etc-update and there is no problem.

Is this is in the same category as the mouse locking and if
we unplug and plug in again it is fine?
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leonarp
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had the same thing happen when logged on remotely via ssl.
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ibtim13
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just had the same thing happen to me today.
It happened while I was logged in locally, in an xterm, in fluxbox, in xorg.
It only affected etc-update.
And it happened right after I took preemptible out of the kernel to see if
would fix the kicker problem in kde 3.3.2.
It has never happened to me before.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've also had this happen to me quite frequently. I've been using eterm in fluxbox.
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Risk
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same problem running 2.4.28-r1 / 2.4.29 / 2.6.10-r6 on both Ultra2 and Ultra80 platforms (multiprocessor).

This occurs both on local terminal windows (xterm, terminal) and over ssh connections.

Has been happening since at least portage-2.0.50 vintage days.

The delay prior to the unanticipated nl is approximately 4.5 seconds in nearly all circumstances.
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Weeve
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In every case I've run into this, it's been related to a sys-apps/shadow update. Normally running the command "reset" fixes this issue.
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