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Re: Backspace on Virtual Console causes oops

To: Wayne Gowcher <>
Subject: Re: Backspace on Virtual Console causes oops
From: "Gleb O. Raiko" <>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 21:30:20 +0400
Organization: NIISI RAN
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Wayne Gowcher wrote:
> Dear All,
> I am having a problem with the backspace key on a
> virtual terminal on a 2.4.2 kernel. If I hit backspace
> when there is input at the command line - no problem
> it deletes the character before the cursor.
> But if I press backspace when there are no characters
> at the command prompt, the kernel throws an oops. The
> process causing the oops is Bash.
> Note, on the Serial console, backspace works fine all
> the time.
> Has anyone ever seen anything like this ? If you have
> how did you solve it ?

Guess 1: You've got PC UARTs and drivers/char/serial.c
Guess 2: TAB TAB in bash causes the oops too.
Guess 3: You didn't change famous beep function in the driver.


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