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Re: zsh on console

To: "Kjeld Borch Egevang" <kjelde@mips.com>, "linux-mips mailing list" <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>
Subject: Re: zsh on console
From: "Kevin D. Kissell" <kevink@mips.com>
Date: Mon, 6 May 2002 14:57:28 +0200
References: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0205061440210.21711-100000@coplin19.mips.com>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
> When I run zsh on the console (serial interface) the process hangs. I can 
> login with /bin/bash, but when I start /bin/zsh it waits forever. I can 
> interrupt the process and regain control.
> 
> It's only related to the console. If I login with telnet it works just 
> fine.
> 
> Any idea, what could be wrong?

I don't know what it would be specifically, but having
dealt with similar problems on other Unix systems,
it's proably the case that zsh uses a particular tty
mode that isn't correctly supported by the serial
console driver, either due to a bug in the driver or
due to a conflict with some other feature enabled
on the console port.  The next step to take would
be to run "stty -all" under /bin/bash and under
/bin/zsh on a telnet session, and compare the 
outputs.


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