[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#437215: /etc/inittab processes do not run

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Sun Jan 20 10:34:09 UTC 2008

[Michelle Verkuyl]
> This occurs regardless of whether I use the default getty
> configuration in inittab or the alternative fbgetty package.

Is this still happening.  I have not seen this myself, and am unsure
how to reproduce it.

Is this an exception from your /etc/inittab file:

> # getty never runs under this default setting
> 1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty1
> 2:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty2
> 3:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty3
> 4:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty4
> 5:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty5
> 6:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty6
> # fbgetty never runs under this alternate setting
> 1:2345:respawn:/sbin/fbgetty --issue=/etc/issue.fg /dev/tty1 /dev/fb0
> 2:23:respawn:/sbin/fbgetty --issue=/etc/issue.fg /dev/tty2 /dev/fb0
> 3:23:respawn:/sbin/fbgetty --issue=/etc/issue.fg /dev/tty3 /dev/fb0
> 4:23:respawn:/sbin/fbgetty --issue=/etc/issue.fg /dev/tty4 /dev/fb0
> 5:23:respawn:/sbin/fbgetty --issue=/etc/issue.fg /dev/tty5
> 6:23:respawn:/sbin/fbgetty --issue=/etc/issue.fg /dev/tty6

If so, I suspect init will be confused as the service names (1-6) are
used several times.

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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