Subject: Re: (1) getty/login, (2) NFS options
To: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: Alan Barrett <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/17/1994 08:40:38
> (1) I have been unable to get logins working on /dev/ttya.  I turn it
>     on in /etc/ttys, HUP init, and the login prompt shows up fine.
>     Then I type a username and RETURN (which echo correctly), and it
>     says, instead of the Password: prompt I would expect, @8@@@@9w
>     (with no newline after it).  Nothing I type at this point has any
>     effect I can discern, until some timeout expires, at which point it
>     utters the cryptic string @@@@@@]@@PW@P8@@@(@@@@9\@@^@~ and prints
>     another prompt from getty.

Looks like a problem with one or more of: bit rate, parity, bite per 

>     and when login is in control, presumably trying to read a password:
> cflags: cread cs7 -parenb -parodd hupcl -clocal -cstopb -crtscts -mdmbuf

That "cs7" is the problem.  It should be "cs8".

--apb (Alan Barrett)