I'm having a problem with GETTY on a serial port. I removed the comment-out
for the line
6:respawn:/bin/getty 9600 ttyS0
(this part may not be verbatim from the file, but the /bin... is)
in inittab, and when the system boots up, it gives a login prompt on the
terminal plugged into com1. I can login okay, but when I logout, the login
prompt does not reappear. I tried running GETTY directly from the shell, and
it terminates immediately. This seems to indicate INIT is spawning GETTY but
GETTY is dying. Any ideas as to why it won't re-initialize?
What's the difference between ttyS0 and ttys0?