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systemd with 10 ttys and Desktop on Ctrl+Alt+F5

I am running systemd on ArchLinux. I have read various posts of doing this but it seems impossible (i.e. I am incompetent in implementing this:)) ). I want to disable the on-demand tty spawning of ...
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change tty login timeout - ArchLinux

By default when I login to my Arch linux box in a tty, there is a timeout after I type my username but before I type my password. So it goes like this Login: mylogin <enter> Password: (+ 60 ...
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How do I limit the number of getty processes started?

I've got a FreeBSD (9.2) box that I'm trying to strip down as lightweight as possible. It's running on a VM server, so other than ttyv0, we don't ever use the console. I'd like (if possible and ...
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Remove the newline before `/etc/issue` in tty

I want to remove the default newline inserted before the content of /etc/issue on login prompt in tty. I'm using agetty and systemd. I tried to add the --nonewline option to my getty@tty5.service : ...
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Getty instances in init process

Init typically will start multiple instances of "getty" which waits for console logins which spawn one's user shell process. Upon shutdown, init controls the sequence and processes for shutdown. The ...
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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 ...