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 seconds) Login:
As you can see, if I don't type the password it recycles the prompt -- I want it to wait indefinitely for my password instead of recycling the login prompt.
Is this possible?
It seems like the
--timeout option to
agetty would be what I want. However, I tried adding this flag in the getty files in
/usr/lib/systemd/system/ (the option is not used by default), and rebooting -- it seemed to have no effect.