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Re: Can't locate module char-major-4

Janos Sziliczi wrote:
Hi All,

I found the following logs in my syslog many-many times:

modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-4
last message repeated XX times

I think this alias can be turned off using
'alias char-major-4 off' in modules.conf, but I don't want to do this at
the moment, because I don't know what does this alias.
So this is the question. :-)

Take a look at <linux>/Documentation/devices.txt-- these devices are virtual consoles, which you don't have because you are running headless. Removing getty entries for virtual consoles in your /etc/inittab should prevent this message (see below).

Other things: the previous logs are followed by the next log messages:

init: Id "X" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

where "X" means: "1", "2", "3", "4" and "5".

This is, again, virtual consoles being spawned. Edit your /etc/inittab and comment-out the "getty" lines for tty1-tty6. Add a line (if not already present) for your serial console, something like:

T0:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -L ttyS0 9600 vt100

I'm not sure what distribution release you are running-- this may well be done for you by a smart installer, but being a luddite I've not updated distros in a very long time so somebody more current could comment.


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