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Re: zsh on console

To: "Kevin D. Kissell" <>
Subject: Re: zsh on console
From: "H . J . Lu" <>
Date: Mon, 6 May 2002 12:16:06 -0700
Cc: Kjeld Borch Egevang <>, linux-mips mailing list <>
In-reply-to: <01db01c1f4fd$94f6ccb0$10eca8c0@grendel>; from on Mon, May 06, 2002 at 02:57:28PM +0200
References: <> <01db01c1f4fd$94f6ccb0$10eca8c0@grendel>
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On Mon, May 06, 2002 at 02:57:28PM +0200, Kevin D. Kissell wrote:
> > 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.

That sounds like a zsh bug I fixed. Please try zsh 3.0.8-8.1 in my RedHat 7.1
port and let me know if it doesn't work for you.


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