Summary: Odd login process

From: Al Lichty (
Date: Fri May 29 1992 - 16:03:29 CDT

Gosh I love this list - the correct answer got to me as fast as the
turnaround on my posting :-)

The answer was line noise on ttya from a cable that had been left in
the port from when I was using a vt52 terminal as a console. I had
switched back to Sun's keyboard/monitor because of reliability
problems with the terminal and forgot to unplug the old RS232 line. I
unplugged the line and the process(es) went away immediately.

Many thanks to (Roy Smith) - I will now sleep
a little better.

Al Lichty
Department of Anthropology
University of Utah

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