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#1 2021-05-02 11:09:59

linerman
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[SOLVED] multi-user.target issues - no blinking cursor

When I am booting in multi-user.target without GUI, my terminal does not have blinking cursor what makes me difficult to edit commands (eg. do not know how many letters I am backspacing).
Also, all the commands prints "jumps", not the smooth scrolling.

When I am in GUI, everything is correct.
Anyone knows what I am missing?

Last edited by linerman (2021-05-03 07:52:04)

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#2 2021-05-02 11:37:47

seth
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Re: [SOLVED] multi-user.target issues - no blinking cursor

Probably some update issue of the framebuffer console, please post a dmesg (the most relevant part is likely your GPU)

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#3 2021-05-03 06:17:56

linerman
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Re: [SOLVED] multi-user.target issues - no blinking cursor

Hi Seth,

Thanx for the reply.

Dmesg is here:




DMESG log

I use legacy boot and nvidia-dkms driver.

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#4 2021-05-03 06:23:02

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Re: [SOLVED] multi-user.target issues - no blinking cursor

That's only 3 lines?

dmesg | curl -F 'f:1=<-' ix.io

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#5 2021-05-03 07:22:45

linerman
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Re: [SOLVED] multi-user.target issues - no blinking cursor

There are "+" signs on the left, and if you click it, then it will expand itself, but anyway I put in on ix.io



Ix - DMESG

Last edited by linerman (2021-05-03 07:30:45)

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#6 2021-05-03 07:32:31

seth
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Re: [SOLVED] multi-user.target issues - no blinking cursor

Apparently some pastebin services need a manual :-P

It's because you explicitly turn it off - can you successfully turn it back on?
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/silent … r_blinking

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#7 2021-05-03 07:56:32

linerman
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Re: [SOLVED] multi-user.target issues - no blinking cursor

Yep. I had to switched it off, during my unsuccessful fight with silent-boot.
Well, I switched it on and voila, it works. Thank you very much.

P.S. I have thought that it was something wrong with my nvidia driver, because of that jumpy commands print (which is still present) and very slow initramfs update (no CUDA?).
None of these exist in GUI.

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#8 2021-05-03 11:34:50

seth
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Re: [SOLVED] multi-user.target issues - no blinking cursor

The framebuffer console isn't very fast (notably not on nvidia), try to boot w/ "vga=31b" as kernel parameter.
Not sure what the "slow initramfs update" notion refers to.

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#9 2021-05-04 06:46:47

linerman
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Re: [SOLVED] multi-user.target issues - no blinking cursor

seth wrote:

Not sure what the "slow initramfs update" notion refers to.

I have two modules built in kernel. With every kernel upgrade, I do

 mkinitcpio -p linux 

the modules are being uninstalled, then installed again in the kernel.

In GUI it takes about 30 seconds to upgrade all of the initramfs, but in the multi-user.target it takes about 3 minutes to do it.

That is how I thought that maybe CUDA is involved in that process somehow?

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#10 2021-05-04 09:41:12

seth
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Re: [SOLVED] multi-user.target issues - no blinking cursor

There's actually a pacman hook to do that and mkinicpio should™ not "uninstall" modules either.
The difference could stem from side load (ie. if "multi-user.target" means that you're doing some massive caclulations on the CPU and the GPU that will oc. slow everything else down)

In doubt this is fodder for a new thread (please post comparative mkinitcpio outputs there, you can use "tee" to copy the output into files)

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