no virtual consoles therefore no login!

Jasper Stein jasper at cs.kun.nl
Wed Jan 8 02:57:46 PST 2003


steve wrote:
> Should have added that "respawning too fast - Waiting 5 minutes" or 
> something similar is error messages
> 
> any ideas please.  Sure it's simple.

Okay, this probably means that the program that creates these VTs 
doesn't work, ie. crashes almost immediately after startup. Every time 
it stops (quits normally or crashes) init will start it up again 
immediately, resulting (in your case) in a new crash (and another 
attemp, etc.) If this happens too often, init will wait 5 minutes before 
retrying; hence the warning.

I believe agetty is what normally creates VTs - go check if it works.
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