Agetty necessary?

Philip Stubbs philipstubbs at mcmurdo.co.uk
Wed Jan 3 05:22:45 PST 2001


Try it and see!

I personally like to have the terminals running, cos there has been
occasions when a program crashes and locks up X completely. With the
terminals in the background, I can switch to them, kill the offending
process, and then switch back to X. There is then no need to restart X

Philip Stubbs

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Simon Geard [SMTP:delgarde at ihug.co.nz]
> Sent:	Wednesday, January 03, 2001 12:07 PM
> To:	lfs-apps at linuxfromscratch.org
> Subject:	Agetty necessary?
> 
> Just thinking - if an X-based login manager such as xdm or Login.app is
> used, 
> is it necessary to run agetty for that runlevel? Is it safe to do the 
> following in inittab?
> 
> su:S1:respawn:/sbin/sulogin
> 1:234:respawn:/sbin/agetty /dev/vc/1 38400
> 2:234:respawn:/sbin/agetty /dev/vc/2 38400
> 3:234:respawn:/sbin/agetty /dev/vc/3 38400
> 4:234:respawn:/sbin/agetty /dev/vc/4 38400
> 5:234:respawn:/sbin/agetty /dev/vc/5 38400
> 6:234:respawn:/sbin/agetty /dev/vc/6 38400
> x:5:respawn:/etc/X11/prefdm -nodaemon
> 
> Simon.
> 
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