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Re: Console dead after update



on Tue, Aug 21, 2001 at 06:34:25PM +1000, Darren Marsh (djmarsh@bigpond.net.au) wrote:
> Karsten M. Self wrote:
> 
> >on Mon, Aug 20, 2001 at 07:10:49PM +1000, Darren Marsh (djmarsh@bigpond.net.au) wrote:
> >
> >>I updated from the testing tree 2 days ago and after all the packages 
> >>were installed the keyboard appeared to go dead. The system was still 
> >>running fine as I could telnet to it and all services appeared to be 
> >>running correctly but it would not accept any input on the console. It's 
> >>like getty isn't running even though it is.
> >>
> >>If I boot to single user (runlevel 1) the keyboard works fine but when I 
> >>go to runlevel 2 it goes dead. The keyboard works fine on another 
> >>machine and was working fine before the update so I know it's not the 
> >>keyboard.
> >>
> >
> >What's in /etc/rc2.d/ ?
> >
> S10sysklogd    S20bind9    S20lpd                S23ntp      S99fetchmail
> S11klogd       S20exim     S20makedev            S30squid    S99rmnologin
> S12kerneld     S20gpm      S20nfs-kernel-server  S50wu-ftpd
> S14ppp         S20inetd    S20samba              S89atd
> S19nfs-common  S20logoutd  S22ntpdate            S89cron
> 
> The only way I can think of to fix this is to reinstall Debian from 
> scratch and I'm not too keen on that idea.

Slow down, not so fast.

Boot single.

Then:  Run each of the 'S*' scripts above until something breaks.  I
suspect...hmm...not sure.  Maybe gpm, but that's a long shot.

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