Re: Can't getty on ttyS1
On Sun, 6 Oct 1996, Karl Ferguson wrote:
> >BTW, how do you pronounce Debian? Deb-E-an or Deb-I-an?
> Debian was named around Debra and Ian Murdock (Ian being the founder).
> Hence I can only pronounce it "Deb-e-an" - I've heard lots of people
> pronounce it "Dee-bee-an" which makes my hair on the back of my neck stand :-)
Thanks, that's all I need to know.... Deb-e-an it is.
> >I have my Linux box directly connected to a SCO Unix box via a serial
> >line. I can enable getty on the SCO end and login from Linux, but I want
> >to do things the other way around (for several reasons) and I can't.
> >Being able to do it one way indicates the cable is fine.
> >I've read the Serial HOWTO.
> >I've tried enabling the port by adding the proper entry to inittab
> >(working from memory at the moment) as follows:
> >S1:234:respawn:/etc/getty ttyS1 DT9600 vt100
> >I then ran "init q". Running "ps la" didn't show getty running on S1.
> >To make sure it wasn't a problem between me and init, I disabled some of
> >the VC's (using a #) and ran "init q" and things went as expected -
> >however, still no getty on S1.
> One definate thing I found with normal getty (I think it's agetty) is that
> it's rather flakey for dialin lines. Try installing the mgetty package - it
> works great and is very flexable.
Thanks for the suggestion. I will give it a try and see how it goes.
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