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Re: Serial Terminal - Can't get getty to run via inittab

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So it turns out I was starting a script-based service in rc.local
without sending it to the background with '&', so the last bit of the
init process wasn't happening.

Haven't been this stumped by something this stupid in a while...

CD

Chris DiTrani wrote:
> I'm trying to get a headless Fedora 6 box working with a serial terminal
> on com1. I've got grub set up so that kernel output goes to the
> terminal, and I've added this line to my inittab:
> 
> s0:345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -L 9600 ttyS0 vt100
> 
> but agetty is not being run.
> 
> If I run agetty with this same command line explicitly (from a prompt),
> then the terminal gets a login prompt and I can login fine, so it seems
> to just be a matter of getting init to run agetty.
> 
> I've read several how-tos on this but no joy. I've also tried mgetty
> with the same results.
> 
> Any ideas?
> 
> TIA.
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