Summary: Remote Console gives no login prompt

From: Manjeet Rekhi (
Date: Tue May 30 2000 - 16:03:03 CDT

Here is the summary:

Copy /usr/dt/config/Xservers to /etc/dt/config/Xservers & modify the latter so
that instead of local_uid@console it says local_uid@none.
Then run "/etc/init.d/dtlogin stop" followed by "/etc/init.d/dtlogin start"
(/etc/init.d/dtlogin reset didn't work in my case)

Local monitor (connected at console port of Sun hardware) now works as another
tty instead of console (as expected and desired).

Thanks to the following for their help/suggestions:

Darren Dunham (
Ofer Licht (
Changa Anderson (

Original questions follows.


Manjeet Rekhi
05/25/2000 11:57 AM

Subject: Remote Console gives no login prompt

Hello Managers,

I connected 2 of my servers to remote console thru' terminal server
(eeprom output-device=ttya; eeprom input-device=ttya; reboot).
These servers' local consoles were left as they were. Upon reboot,
I observed that if someone logs on to erstwhile local console, my remote
console doesn't give login prompt and hangs at that point. However,
as soon as user logs out from local console, I immediately get login prompt.

How can I disassociate dependence of remote console on behaviour
of local console logging? That is, regardless of anyone logging on to local
display or not, I want remote console to work.

My console entry for /etc/inittab has not been changed and looks like:

co:234:respawn:/usr/lib/saf/ttymon -g -h -p "`uname -n` console login: " -T sun
-d /dev/console -l console -m ldterm,ttcompat

Thanks in advance

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