First character typed lost

Lars Eighner luvbeastie at
Mon Apr 30 03:08:04 UTC 2012

On Sun, 29 Apr 2012, Warren Block wrote:

> On a Gateway ML6732 notebook, FreeBSD 9-stable is working great.  Video works 
> (i915), sound works, the only thing that isn't quite right is that the first 
> character typed after the FreeBSD kernel loads is lost. After that, it works 
> normally.  This makes entering a passphrase more challenging.

These are total shots in the dark:

1. It is entirely normal (and generally thought desirable) for the
screensaver to swallow the first character when it is running -- see if this
is worth further investigation by changing screensavers or disabling it

2. check /etc/issue to see if there is a trailing ANSI sequence that might
eat a character.

Lars Eighner
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