Subject: Re: /etc/ttys silliness
To: Iggy Drougge <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 04/14/2002 16:22:18
On Sat, Apr 13, 2002 at 10:46:54PM +0100, Iggy Drougge wrote:
> A while ago, I was nosing around /etc/ttys on my 3MAX. No problem - until I
> rebooted! Now, the terminal works fine in the PROM prompt as well as during
> the bootup and in single-user mode, but whenever I reach multiuser, the
> machine behaves very strangely. I get a login prompt, but it seems as if the
> machine is doubly addressing the TTYs, so after what seems like a login, I get
> another login prompt. After logging in again, the machine stops responding to
> terminal input. I have turned on both the "console" TTY and the 3MAX TTYs.
> What have I done wrong?

console is a virtual device attached to a real one (kbd/display, or a serial
port usually). If you turn on getty on both console and the underlying
device you end up with 2 getty trying to handle the same device.

Manuel Bouyer <>