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Old 02-09-2019, 04:22 PM   #1
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Install OpenIndiana: can't login, "^[[210z" keeps displaying


I want to try OpenIndiana so I installed it in a KVM/QEMU virtual machine using OI-hipster-minimal-20181023.iso.

I ran through the text install questions without any problem, but when I reboot, the text "^[[210z" is being written to the login screen about every one to two seconds. Also my login attempts always fail. I reinstalled it to make real sure I entered the right password.

That text looks like an ANSI escape sequence, but I wonder if it's getting entered in with my username and password. I can't type fast enough to avoid it.

I can't proceed further if I can't log in. Does anyone know how I can get logged in and how to stop the 210z's?
 
Old 02-10-2019, 05:53 PM   #2
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It seems the "^[[210z" escape sequence is generated by the Scroll lock key.

If your keyboard has this key present, you might try to depress it a couple of time and see if it stops the issue.
 
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It seems the "^[[210z" escape sequence is generated by the Scroll lock key.
Hmmm. When I press scroll lock, it does indeed display that sequence on the login screen. But in the mean time, just to try something different, I switched the driver and reinstalled and now I can get logged in.

I originally installed the VM with the QXL driver so I could use the spice protocol, which I prefer. I've never had any such problem with it, so I'm skeptical that it was the problem. But now that I've switched to VGA and VNC, there's no escape sequences and I can log in.

The same keyboard was input to the host and to several other virtual machines. None of the others ever noticed a scroll lock input. Baffling.

Thanks for the info.
 
Old 02-11-2019, 04:57 AM   #4
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I'm using VirtualBox as virtualization layer so have no experience with Solaris on top of KVM.

Anyway, thanks for the feedback!
 
  


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