Re: inittab weirdness?
I have had the exact same problem with a DEC PC 425se laptop. Its an
older machine (486) and I have tried the same things as you with the same
results. I am not all too famillar with the inner workings of init, but I
still can not figure out why the lines are reset on a reboot.
Anyone have an idea?
Here is a weird one I can't seem to find the cause of. Perhaps it is inane,
harmless, etc but it is annoying. I get these respawning too fast errors to
the console. They go away when I comment out the
S:12345:respawn:/sbin/getty ttyS3 line and init q it. Until a reboot that
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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.
After a reboot it looks like this:
# how to put a getty on a modem line.
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 on a
LAN and no phone line ever connects to this box. It is a IBM Thinkpad 701C
Laptop with a brand spanking new potato installed yesterday. It connects
through a Xircom PC card and 10baseT. Perhaps I have a package installed I
don't need or somesuch.
Personal replies appreciated, but responding to the list helps everyone.
Your time and any ideas appreciated.
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