An odd change at the TTY1-6 login: prompts

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – Hello, all (warning: esoteric topic, sophomoric poster) I have noticed a change in the "_" cursor at the runlevel3 prompt. I can now use the arrow keys to move that cursor all around the screen and print in any area of the screen. However, any movement of that cursor prior to actually filling in the credentials seems to count as a character registration, and so the login fails. When the prompt resets itself, the cursor is no longer free. It will move only along the line of input, and the arrow keys return "^[[A^[[B", etc. It's almost as if two separ (HowTos)