Re: "Headless" Linux & agetty Issues
From: Juha Laiho (Juha.Laiho_at_iki.fi)
Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 18:32:03 GMT
mark <email@example.com> said:
>I'm trying to setup a headless Linux system on a PC/104 board. I had some
>problems with the following error message ...
>INIT: Id "S1" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
>... which I solved by commenting out the lines in /etc/inittab that
>controlled the respawning of agetty on all the virtual consoles.
Hmm.. 'S1' would refer to the agetty listening on the (secondary)
serial port, not on any virtual console. So, if it's just 'S1' entry
that causes problems, then by all means do comment out that entry.
>It seems to work now, but there are some situations with my PC/104
>board where I connect a video card to make troubleshooting easier. With
>my new /etc/inittab this won't work any more.
Hmm.. not having a video card might very well make it so that not even
the vc gettys can be started, because the vcs are anyway bound to the
>Is there any way to set it up so that it will work under both
>configurations? Can it somehow detect if a video card is present and
>only do the respawn stuff if it detects one?
Hmm.. I think you could find the existence of the video card at least
through lspci, and then do some magic to replace and reread the inittab
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