Re: Can't getty on ttyS1
At 07:59 AM 10/4/96 -0800, you 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 :-)
>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.
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