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how to start a new terminal with agetty (not systemd)

For the sake of learning, I wanted to start a new terminal (let's say tty10) from the command prompt. I know I can just run sudo systemctl start getty@tty10.service, but I want to run it manually for ...
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How can I set and export an environment variable in a systemd service?

after starting agetty on my Raspberry Pi in order to attach a VT420 terminal to it, I still have an issue: The shell language must be set to en_US and exported by hand right after logging in on the ...
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Why does agetty fail to determine passwordon ubuntu 18.04.1?

I'm running a ubuntu server installation with a tty console, and sshd terminal logins. Both ssh keys and passwords work for authenticating over sshd. Lately, on the console, when I try to log in in ...
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Why do I not get a console with systemd?

I'm trying to get a login prompt on an embedded system using Debian and systemd. The system is connected via a physical serial console to a host PC. If I start the kernel with the cmdline parameters ...
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How to adjust TTY terminal window size in VirtualBox?

In my virtual machines, both Linux and FreeBSD, the TTY (controlled by agetty under Linux; can be opened by pressing Host+Fn where n=1,2,3,...) window size is tiny (720x400), compared to the ...
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Getting rid of a serial console on Respeaker Core V2

I have a Respeaker Core v2.0 and I would like to use the UART interface (this board has a USB to TTL adapter connected to the Uart port) in order to make this board communicate with another one. ...
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tty1 missing login prompt

I have a clean Debian Stretch installation. It used to be the case that after booting I would end up on tty1 with a login prompt, and after logging X is started. I wanted to automate the logging in (...
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Can I activate password feedback on a tty?

A few weeks ago, I decided to clean up my keyboard and ended up messing up a few keys as I was snapping them back onto the board. As a result, some characters have become annoyingly difficult to enter....
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How to access agetty terminals (e.g. TTY2, 3, 4, etc.) from QEMU VM

In my QEMU virtual machine (started with qemu-kvm -boot d arch-freebsd.img -m 4096) I'd like to access an agetty terminal, which I'd normally access with Ctrl+Alt+F2 (or F3 if I need tty3, F4 if tty4, ...
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Serial Getty error messages

I've a cloud server, with CentOS distribution, and an Apache instance to manage some web apps, like Wordpress or PrestaShop. I noticed that an error is reported in log files (var/log/). In ...
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How to restart agetty?

I'm trying to restart services after a yum update on RHEL 7.4. I could restart pretty much everything, but fail to see how to do this for agetty: # needs-restarting 736 : /sbin/agetty --noclear tty1 ...