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Bug #17166

Unknown escape sequence in tails-gdm-failed-to-start.service

Added by segfault 27 days ago. Updated 26 days ago.

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Description

The journal of a booted 4.0~rc1 image contains this message:

/lib/systemd/system/tails-gdm-failed-to-start.service:11: Ignoring
unknown escape sequences: "MAX_LENGTH=254 ;       PREFIX="Error starting
GDM with your graphics card: " ;       SUFFIX=". Please take note of
this error and visit https://tails.boum.org/gdm for troubleshooting." ;
      MAX_VIDEO_CARD_LENGTH=$(($MAX_LENGTH - $(echo -n "$PREFIX$SUFFIX" 
| wc -c))) ;       VIDEO_CARD=$(lspci -d::0300 -nn | sed -E "s,.* VGA
compatible controller \[0300\]: *,," | cut -c
"1-$MAX_VIDEO_CARD_LENGTH") ;       /bin/plymouth display-message
--text="$PREFIX$VIDEO_CARD$SUFFIX"      " 

History

#1 Updated by segfault 27 days ago

  • Target version set to Tails_4.0

#2 Updated by intrigeri 27 days ago

FTR and FWIW: this has been the case since I implemented this feature. I did not manage to fix it back then, but (at least back then) it did not prevent this feature from working. I don't recall testing it on Buster though, so possibly with a newer systemd things are different.

#3 Updated by intrigeri 26 days ago

  • Target version changed from Tails_4.0 to Tails_4.1

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