Agetty necessary?

Jeffrey B. Ferland autocracy at
Sun Jan 28 13:44:27 PST 2001

Jesse Tie Ten Quee wrote:
> > Just thinking - if an X-based login manager such as xdm or is used,
> > is it necessary to run agetty for that runlevel? Is it safe to do the
> > following in inittab?
> I would leave at least one running, just for good measure ;)

Always nice to be able to CTRL+ALT+F<#> to another console if one app freazes up
instead of hard powering down...You'd lose a lot of the strong points of


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