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    tty3 respawning too fast.

    After installing 3.4 to HD, rebooting and logging onto the desktop, I entered ctl-alt-F3 to login on to VC-3.

    I do what ever it is I want to do, even something like entering ps ax to view processes. I logout, and get this error:
    init:"3" Respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

    This is with kernel 2.6.5. , whoever, I had the same problem with Knoppix 3.3.

    I have tried removing /dev/tty3 and remaking it with makedev, but no joy, although I may not have done this correctly.

    any Ideas?

    maxxedout[/u]

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    What is 'VC3'?
    The 3rd virtual console?

    I modified my inittab (/etc/inittab) to get the normal 6 consoles:
    Code:
    # Console logins using agetty.
    c1:12345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty1 linux
    c2:12345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty2 linux
    c3:12345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty3 linux
    c4:12345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty4 linux
    c5:12345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty5 linux
    c6:12345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty6 linux
    I'm not sure whether this will help, but deleting /dev/tty is definetively the wrong way.

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    What is 'VC3'?
    The 3rd virtual console?
    Yes

    I don't have this problem with my current Knoppix install - 3.2. I ran diff on the old and new /etc/inittab files and they are the same.
    but deleting /dev/tty is definetively the wrong way
    I have read in other forums where the tty files can become corrupted and this is how they fix the problem.

    here's my /etc/inittab file

    1:12345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty1
    2:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty2
    3:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty3
    4:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty4
    5:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty5
    6:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty6
    I'll try yours and see if this clears up the problem.

    Thanx
    BD

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