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Re: tty5 respawning too fast - disabled

I'm not sure why it happens exactly, but there is an easy
fix for it. As root, edit /etc/inittab. Towards the bottom
there will be a bunch of lines that look like the following:

1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty -L 38400 tty1
2:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -L 38400 tty2
3:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -L 38400 tty3
4:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -L 38400 tty4
5:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -L 38400 tty5
6:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -L 38400 tty6

You will want to add the -L switch to each one. That option
disables carrier-detection, which is responsible for the
problems. You don't need carrier detection anyway unless you
are connecting to your box via a dumb terminal from a remote
location (you almost certainly aren't).

On Mon, Apr 02, 2001 at 12:14:41PM -0500, Jason Pepas wrote:
> lately i have been having a problem where the console reports "INIT: ID5 is respawing to often and will be disabled for 5 minutes"
> ID5 i figured out is tty5, because I cannot access it when this happens (at first I thoguht it meant PID 5, which was kswapd).
> I remember reading that certain processes are respawned by init when they get killed, and your terminals (tty's) are one such process
> but what could be killing it like that and causing it to respawn?
> jason
> jason@pepas.com

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