external terminal on serial port and login

external terminal on serial port and login

Post by bhoen.. » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00

I try to connect an external terminal though serial port (RS232) to my
Redhat 6.1 Linux box. I did:
- add "S0:23:respawn:/sbin/getty ttyS0 DT9600 vt100" to /etc/inittab
- Restart init: "init q"

In getty defs there is a line (I did not change anything):

According Text-Terminal-HOWTO it should work, but I can't login.
- The login promt occurs normally.
- After typing my username and ENTER, I can't do anything on the
terminal; it freezes. Not
even the password prompt occurs.

I think, the /sbin/login is never called. Does anybody know, what's the
problem here?

To define the problem closer, I tried the following:
- If I press only ENTER (without entering a username), it clears the
screen and puts again the login promt (as exspected)
- If I use only CAPITAL letters in the username, it warns me a about and
gives another try (as exspected).
- Also rebooting the whole system did not help.
- If the terminal is frozen, I can get back to the login promt by
killing the corresponding getty process.

Any help is appreciated.

 T: Bernie

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1. SEX and terminal login over serial port

Now that I have your attention, here is my problem:

I use Slackware 1.2.0 and agetty in my inittab file.
The connected terminal shows the message from /etc/issue and displays login.
I type in my login name and that's it.
No question about my password, nothing.

ps shows me that login was started correctly with my login name as parameter
and after 60 seconds, login terminates with a message.

I also tested getty_ps with the same result.
It seems to me that the problem is located in the login command.

Can anybody help me???


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