[issue1485] getty doesn't work on serial port

Matthew Dillon dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Fri Sep 4 20:21:26 PDT 2009

:New submission from Hasso Tepper <hasso at estpak.ee>:
:Getty doesn't work on serial port any more. It certainly did some months ag=

    I tested this with the latest master and it does work but it must
    be enabled in /etc/ttys.

    Go into /etc/ttys and try turning ttyd0 on by changing the 'off' to 'on',
    then 'kill -HUP 1'.  The getty should appear on the serial port.

    It is turned off on the ISO...  I seem to recall that we had issues
    when getty was running on one machine connected to another which was
    trying to boot, because the boot menu would cause the getty to echo
    stuff back and interrupt the booting operation.  So we're kinda messed
    up either way.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at backplane.com>

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