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How to use agetty from the command line

Is it possible to use agetty from the command line? I tried the command sudo agetty -s 34800 tty8 linux but it returns after a few seconds and tty8 is not open. Is it the expected behaviour? Also, ...
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Which getty should I use for /dev/tty1 - tty6 text consoles in linux, agetty or something other

I'm configuring LFS linux and I want to select right "getty" for /etc/inittab to handle text consoles /dev/tty1 - /dev/tty6 (the text consoles handled by linux kernel, with output on first display). ...
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present users a login prompt? /bin/login? getty?

I have a service that execs a command when a user connects to it through a socket, and redirects everything it receives to the executed program. It works ok with shells like bash, giving the user a ...
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Why does agetty ask for the username itself?

From the man page: agetty opens a tty port, prompts for a login name and invokes the /bin/login command. It is normally invoked by init(8). But if you run login without any argument, it ...
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run x and getty on the same virtual console?

is it possible to start the x server on a virtual console that is running getty already? i like the responsiveness of getty - scrolling through the man pages or scrolling in vi is much quicker than ...
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How can I replace a tty using getty with qingy on ubuntu 12.04 or later?

Qingy is a getty replacement. I'd like to use it for a tty terminal on Linux Mint 15 (in hopes of getting tmux to get proper 256 colors in tty which fails with fbterm) which means replacing getty. ...
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Getty not starting in qemu

I'm trying to get running an ARM based Debian inside qemu. As a rootfs I'm using structure from embeddedarm 2gb sdcard image with versatile 2.6.24 kernel downloaded from fedora qemu tutorial site. At ...
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Systemd/agetty: halt machine when session ends

Using LXC running a systemd based container, one automatically gets dropped into a console session on the container. By creating and modifying /etc/systemd/system/console-getty.service to have an ...
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Use UMTS Stick as a “dial in” modem - no dataplan required

I would like to create an on demand very low bandwidth data connection between two computers. For this I am planing to have a proxy and a client which both have a umts modem (e.g. huawei e169). The ...
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Security drawbacks of disabling tty password check

I found that, in /etc/inittab, this modification (-a username) for the user u disables the login/password check for all tty:s: 1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty -a u 38400 tty1 2:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -a u ...