I've got this problem.... I can only get one virtual console.
I've just installed slackware 2.2.??
I'm not running X.
I get on boot up:
.. [ ".." indicating stuff left out]
console:colour EGA+ 80x25, 1 virtual console (max 63)
going multiuser ...
I read something in one of the FAQ's about adding a line in the
/usr/src/linux/include/tty.h something about adding a line
"#define NC_CONSOLES 8" (I did what ever it said)
I did this and recompiled my kernel and booted with the new one (yes it was
the new one) but I still have the same problem.
I've included (below) part of my inittab file, but first still more info...
My /dev directory contains (as well as a zillion others) tty, tty0 - tty11,
and console files (crw-rw-rw- size 4 bytes).
Is there something simple I'm missing?
Is there something stupid I've done?
Is there something simple I can do?
I did notice in the tty.h file a line like
"#define MIN_NC_CONSOLES 1" (or something to that effect) is it this
constant I should be changeing to 8?
Thanks for any advice in advance
# Default runlevel.
# System initialization (runs when system boots).
# Script to run when going single user.
# Script to run when going multi user.
# What to do at the "Three Finger Salute".
ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -rf now
# What to do when power fails (shutdown to single user).
pf::powerfail:/sbin/shutdown -f +5 "THE POWER IS FAILING"
# If power is back before shutdown, cancel the running shutdown.
pg:0123456:powerokwait:/sbin/shutdown -c "THE POWER IS BACK"
# If power comes back in single user mode, return to multi user mode.
# Note: for 'agetty' you use linespeed, line.
# for 'getty_ps' you use line, linespeed and also use 'gettydefs'
c1:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty1
c2:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty2
c3:45:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty3
c4:45:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty4
c5:45:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty5
c6:456:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty6
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