[svlug] mingetty vs getty

Arthur Thomas arthur at sitesmith.com
Fri May 19 19:11:14 PDT 2000


anyone know what the difference is between the getty program and the mingetty
program?

i'm running mingetty on my virtual terminals but i was not able to get
mingetty to open a serial console. i was able to use getty to open a serial
console

here is what I am talking about :

# Run gettys in standard runlevels
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty1
2:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty2
3:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty3
4:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty4
5:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty5
6:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty6
7:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty ttyS0 DT9600 vt100

just curious if anyone knows

thanks

arthur thomas





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