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Re: Processes 1-6 Respawning Too Fast

* Ben Roberts <broberts@mbhs.edu> [001118 19:23]:
> > About every seven minutes, the following shows up in /var/log/syslog:
> > 
> > Nov 18 15:55:06 starwalker init: Id "2" respawning too fast: disabled
> > for 5 minutes
> This looks like the gettys might be doing this.  Are you using this
> machine locally?  If you are, I'm surprised you get any work done :-)
> the console should show these same messages, and no login prompt.
> Those ID's are given in /etc/inittab, by the way.  That's where these
> processes should be listed.  If you have not touched this file yet, it's
> likely there is something wrong with getty.  make sure getty really
> isn't running, then try running 'getty /dev/tty1' and see what happens
> on the console.

There's no reason why you can't spawn a getty for each of the virtual
consoles _and_ for the serial port.  If you do this and then use the
serial console, then you will see these messages on the console as
warnings... the system will work fine otherwise.  All that needs to be
done is to comment out the lines for tty1 through tty6 in /etc/inittab,
and that should suffice.

You can make this modification and then use the "telinit" program to
reread the inittab file without needing to reboot.

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