No TTY when pressing Alt+F1 - 7
I posted before but I think it was too long and this is the most important to fix so here goes
I am running Fedora Core 4, upgraded from 3 using the unsupported YUM way of doing things and I get no TTY when pressing my Ctrl Alt+F 1 7 keys just a blank screen. I can switch back to X as normal using Alt+ F 7 key after this happens. Any idea whats wrong? Something to do with Getty perhaps? I dunno!! Please help
I reported the bug to bugzilla and one other user has the same problem.
what does your /etc/inittab look like??
Hold on I will post it...
Hows the best way to get it?? I am very poor at using emacs
AHA! I got it it looks like this
# inittab This file describes how the INIT process should set up
# the system in a certain run-level.
# Author: Miquel van Smoorenburg, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
# Modified for RHS Linux by Marc Ewing and Donnie Barnes
# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
# 0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 1 - Single user mode
# 2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
# 3 - Full multiuser mode
# 4 - unused
# 5 - X11
# 6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# System initialization.
# Trap CTRL-ALT-DELETE
ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -r now
# When our UPS tells us power has failed, assume we have a few minutes
# of power left. Schedule a shutdown for 2 minutes from now.
# This does, of course, assume you have powerd installed and your
# UPS connected and working correctly.
pf::powerfail:/sbin/shutdown -f -h +2 "Power Failure; System Shutting Down"
# If power was restored before the shutdown kicked in, cancel it.
pr:12345:powerokwait:/sbin/shutdown -c "Power Restored; Shutdown Cancelled"
# Run gettys in standard runlevels
# Run xdm in runlevel 5
Looks like a smiley got caught in there,
I don't knoe how to turn erm off the lil critters hehe
BTW I don't have a UPS:-/
What file is responsible for making these TTYs appear? Its quite a strange problem that never happened in Fedora Core 3 and without my TTYs, I am unable to see whats wrong when Gnome goes bad on me or shutdown the system! I am lucky tho, I made sure before I upgraded that pushing the power button should put the system into runlevel 0 safely :-)
The /etc/inittab you posted looks like it's stting mingetty on tty1-6 properly. Can you verify (using ps) whether mingetty is running (the mingetty lines in /etc/inittab are what should be controlling this).
Did I type this right?
[gcarlile@blackone ~]$ ps mgetty
ERROR: TTY could not be found.
after that came just basically a help page
Sorry I am still learning :-)
please post the output of these commands:
well the problem u r/were facing is the same that i was facing.
so digging up up info from net reveals me that it is the bug in the fc4 which will be fixed soon.
so in order to get ur tty's just backup ur
and copy the libvgahw.a from a fc3 box or from some fc3 machine.
also u can get fc3 file from here :--
Just cp the file and reboots and voila ur problem is solved.
Hope This helps U.
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