[uClinux-dev] agetty/login problems
John D. Charlton
j.d.charlton at ieee.org
Fri Nov 30 18:18:08 EST 2001
On Friday 30 November 2001 14:00, you wrote:
> I'm trying to get login to work on my 5272C3 with release 184.108.40.206pre7.
> I've put the following line into /etc/inittab on the target:
> ttyS0:vt100:/bin/agetty -l /bin/login ttyS0 19200
> When I boot the target, the normal kernel init. stuff is displayed,
> including the banner logo, then the command prompt appears. If I do
> nothing, the login prompt appears after about 3 seconds. However, if I try
> to type anything, nothing appears in the target window and the target
> appears to "lock up". If, however, during those 3 seconds before the login
> prompt appears I type a valid command (e.g., "ls"), then when the login
> prompt appears I AM able to enter a login user and password. I have NOT
> been able to successfully log in yet (I am using root/uClinux as user/pwd).
> So when it prompts me to try to log in again, it always locks up.
I had this problem with the 2.4.x kernel build for the uCdimm platform. I
removed the agetty from the inittab and it boots up with a console shell with
no login. I have not gotten around to fixing it to do a login yet. I just
/bin/agetty 19200 ttyS0
after getting the shell prompt as suggested by someone else and it lets me
login as root/uClinux with no problem. When I had the agetty in the inittab
file, it hung up the console, but I could telnet to the ucDimm and login as
Hope this helps.
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