Re:inittab weirdness? <Clarified>
Well, as I stated down a ways in the original post inittab gets overwritten
on every reboot.
Therein lies the rub.
Tried that... Been there..
Thanks anyway and sorry for the confusion.
>the inittab entry you are looking at is attempting to take control of
>the modem. From what I read here, there is no modem. getty dies. init
>respawns getty (because of teh respawn). There is no modem, getty dies.
>if you don't have a modem, comment out the line. Generally, this is a
>call to mgetty, not getty, so I don't understand that. but, unless you
>have a serial terminal or something on ttyS3, this line is useless and,
>worse, takes up processing time, etc... by respawning.
>> Here is a weird one I can't seem to find the cause of. Perhaps it is
>> harmless, etc but it is annoying. I get these respawning too fast
>> the console. They go away when I comment out the
>> S:12345:respawn:/sbin/getty ttyS3 line and init q it. Until a reboot
>> Truncated for brevity:
>> or [-hiLmw] [-l login_program] [-t timeout] [-I initstring] [-H
>> login_host] line baud_rate,... [termtype]
>> INIT: Id "S" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
>> I edit my inittab file to look like this in the last lines:
>> # Example how to put a getty on a modem line.
>> #S:12345:respawn:/sbin/getty ttyS3
>> After a reboot it looks like this:
>> # how to put a getty on a modem line.
>> S:12345:respawn:/sbin/getty ttyS3
>> I did all kinds of things like make the file read only but it still
>> happens. I have absolutely no need for a getty on a modem line, I am
>> LAN and no phone line ever connects to this box. It is a IBM Thinkpad
>> Laptop with a brand spanking new potato installed yesterday. It
>> through a Xircom PC card and 10baseT. Perhaps I have a package
>> don't need or somesuch.
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