[lug] TTYs

Hugh Brown hugh at math.byu.edu
Fri Jan 12 21:30:14 MST 2007

Daniel Webb wrote:
> Related to my problem with NIS, part of the reason I can't get root when it
> happens is because I now only have two TTYs, tty1 shows output from startx and
> tty2 is the X terminal.  I haven't changed anything in inittab, and it shows
> this:
> 1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty1
> 2:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty2
> 3:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty3
> 4:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty4
> 5:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty5
> 6:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty6
> and runlevel says "2".  Has something changed in Debian Etch to get rid of all
> the ttys?
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my etch box has all 6 ttys (last time I checked) and the same entries in 

I wonder if getty is having trouble taking control of /dev/tty[3-6]

what happens if you run "/sbin/getty 38400 tty6" as root from the 
command line?


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