[svlug] mingetty vs getty

Emmanuel-Robert Mayssat emayssat at valinux.com
Mon May 22 09:40:16 PDT 2000


man mingetty !

	mingetty  is  a minimal getty for use on virtual consoles.
       Unlike agetty(8), mingetty  is  not  suitable  for  serial
       lines.  I recommend using mgetty(8) for this purpose.

Beside you cannot specify speed and configuration of serial line.
        

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Emmanuel

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| Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 19:11:14 PDT
| From:  Arthur Thomas <arthur at sitesmith.com>
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| 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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