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    Default New Boot Error -"[FAILED] Failed to start Setup Virtual Console."

    After a recent Tumbleweed update (20170822?) I began to receive this error on boot:

    Code:
    [FAILED] Failed to start Setup Virtual Console.
    The details as reported:

    Code:
    eric@linux-epth:~$ sudo systemctl status systemd-vconsole-setup.service
    ● systemd-vconsole-setup.service - Setup Virtual Console
       Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/systemd-vconsole-setup.service; static; vendor preset: disabled)
       Active: inactive (dead) since Thu 2017-08-24 20:04:51 CDT; 26min ago
         Docs: man:systemd-vconsole-setup.service(8)
               man:vconsole.conf(5)
      Process: 467 ExecStart=/usr/lib/systemd/systemd-vconsole-setup (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
     Main PID: 467 (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
    
    
    Aug 24 20:04:51 linux-epth systemd-vconsole-setup[467]: KD_FONT_OP_SET failed, fonts will not be copied to tty7: Invalid argument
    Aug 24 20:04:51 linux-epth systemd[1]: Started Setup Virtual Console.
    eric@linux-epth:~$
    I have made no changes to my system configuration.

    Any thoughts on the problem or a fix?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: New Boot Error -"[FAILED] Failed to start Setup Virtual Console."

    You seem to be experiencing the same as in this thread
    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...ning-consoles)

    I haven't seen it... yet on my machines so can't speculate too much but if this is oft-reported then it's probably a bug.

    Are you also setting up your system in some language other than English?
    Inspect what is in that other thread, and perhaps try the fix or workaround I posted, which is to set your font in vconsole.conf instead of in sysconfig.

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    Default Re: New Boot Error -"[FAILED] Failed to start Setup Virtual Console."

    My system is set to English, if that helps.

    Yes, I did read the other post you referred to first (and posted there first) but the error codes look a bit different.

    This gets my attention:

    Code:
    KD_FONT_OP_SET failed, fonts will not be copied to tty7: Invalid argument
    Can't find much on this error. Do you know what "KD_FONT_OP_SET" is or where it is set?

    Thank you for your reply and help.

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    Default Re: New Boot Error -"[FAILED] Failed to start Setup Virtual Console."

    Quote Originally Posted by eatobin View Post
    My system is set to English, if that helps.

    Yes, I did read the other post you referred to first (and posted there first) but the error codes look a bit different.

    This gets my attention:

    Code:
    KD_FONT_OP_SET failed, fonts will not be copied to tty7: Invalid argument
    Can't find much on this error. Do you know what "KD_FONT_OP_SET" is or where it is set?

    Thank you for your reply and help.
    That does appear to be different... Whereas the other thread suggests a problem setting up all ttys, yours may be specific to running a Desktop only.

    What Desktop are you running, and is this a relatively new install or something you've bee using for more than 6 mths(I'm pulling a number out of the air)?
    Have you noticed any unusual Windowing behavior, possibly any consoles run in your Desktop?

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    Default Re: New Boot Error -"[FAILED] Failed to start Setup Virtual Console."

    Looks like this is likely a systemd upstream error.
    I found where your error is generated, and I doubt anyone but upstream can do anything about it
    https://github.com/systemd/systemd/b...onsole-setup.c

    Best to just submit a bug to https://bugzilla.opensuse.org

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    Default Re: New Boot Error -"[FAILED] Failed to start Setup Virtual Console."

    Quote Originally Posted by tsu2 View Post
    That does appear to be different... Whereas the other thread suggests a problem setting up all ttys, yours may be specific to running a Desktop only.

    What Desktop are you running, and is this a relatively new install or something you've bee using for more than 6 mths(I'm pulling a number out of the air)?
    Have you noticed any unusual Windowing behavior, possibly any consoles run in your Desktop?

    TSU
    I'm using xfce and have been about 1.5 years. Other than Tumblweed updates, no changes recently and everything else is fine. No windowing or other issues.

    Have done some more research and think this is tied to a boot problem as systemctl work manually:

    Code:
    eric@linux-epth:~$ sudo systemctl status systemd-vconsole-setup.service
    [sudo] password for root: 
    ● systemd-vconsole-setup.service - Setup Virtual Console
       Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/systemd-vconsole-setup.service; static; vendor preset: disabled)
       Active: inactive (dead) since Sat 2017-08-26 08:54:42 CDT; 1min 51s ago
         Docs: man:systemd-vconsole-setup.service(8)
               man:vconsole.conf(5)
      Process: 441 ExecStart=/usr/lib/systemd/systemd-vconsole-setup (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
     Main PID: 441 (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
    
    
    Aug 26 08:54:42 linux-epth systemd-vconsole-setup[441]: KD_FONT_OP_SET failed, fonts will not be copied to tty7: Invalid argument
    Aug 26 08:54:42 linux-epth systemd[1]: Started Setup Virtual Console.
    eric@linux-epth:~$ sudo systemctl start systemd-vconsole-setup.service
    eric@linux-epth:~$ sudo systemctl status systemd-vconsole-setup.service
    ● systemd-vconsole-setup.service - Setup Virtual Console
       Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/systemd-vconsole-setup.service; static; vendor preset: disabled)
       Active: inactive (dead) since Sat 2017-08-26 08:57:03 CDT; 4s ago
         Docs: man:systemd-vconsole-setup.service(8)
               man:vconsole.conf(5)
      Process: 2637 ExecStart=/usr/lib/systemd/systemd-vconsole-setup (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
     Main PID: 2637 (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
    
    
    Aug 26 08:57:02 linux-epth systemd[1]: Starting Setup Virtual Console...
    Aug 26 08:57:03 linux-epth systemd[1]: Started Setup Virtual Console.
    eric@linux-epth:~$
    Hope this helps. Thanks.

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    Default Re: New Boot Error -"[FAILED] Failed to start Setup Virtual Console."

    Seeing the same message here. But not able to find anything not working.
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    Default Re: New Boot Error -"[FAILED] Failed to start Setup Virtual Console."

    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    Seeing the same message here. But not able to find anything not working.
    I agree. See no problems other than the boot message.

    I noticed this just after a recent Tumblweed update which (I think) had a dracut modification? When did you begin to get the error?

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    Default Re: New Boot Error -"[FAILED] Failed to start Setup Virtual Console."

    Quote Originally Posted by tsu2 View Post
    Looks like this is likely a systemd upstream error.
    I found where your error is generated, and I doubt anyone but upstream can do anything about it
    https://github.com/systemd/systemd/b...onsole-setup.c

    Best to just submit a bug to https://bugzilla.opensuse.org

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    Thank you. Filed: https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1055834

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    Default Re: New Boot Error -"[FAILED] Failed to start Setup Virtual Console."

    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    Seeing the same message here. But not able to find anything not working.
    Please see this thread: https://github.com/systemd/systemd/issues/6689

    It is a reply from systemd about the probable cause of this error, a possible fix and the relationship between openSUSE Tumbleweed and systemd.

    I found that last part interesting...

    Thank you.

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