mgetty basic setup
I have mgetty working on a Slackware system, so I assumed I'd have no
trouble getting it working on a Debian system. Boy, was I wrong.
I have no idea what I'm doing, or why nobody else seems to have trouble.
I couldn't find any debian-specific instructions.
1) using "dpkg --contents mgetty_099.deb", I see that various
configuration files (login.config, mgetty.config, etc.) go in
/etc/mgetty. However, after installing the package, that directory
was empty. Why? I've removed and reinstalled the package, using
both dselect and dpkg; usually /etc/mgetty is empty, once login.config
mysteriously appeared. Finally I copied the files from the Slackware
2) What should the line in /etc/inittab be? I'm using
because this is what worked with Slackware. (not exactly; the other
system used com2 (d2,ttyS1), and /usr/local/sbin). Where is this
d3:45 stuff documented? The reason I got it working with Slackware
is that there were already sample lines commented out. (I think.)
BTW, the modem is set to com3, and minicom works using /dev/ttyS2
3) Do I need the "gettydefs" file? I copied it from - you guessed it -
the slackware system.
Oh, I should mention what happens; absolutely nothing. No answer, no