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Hi, I have a server running RH9 (2.4.20-8smp). When I logout from console, I dont get the login prompt back.. I have used up all the alt login consoles
I can ssh to the machine, but I need to work from the console often. ps doesnt show any extra shell processes running, so its not the shell thats hanging.. Is there a way to get the login prompts back without rebooting?
Hi, Thanks for the explanation.. That clarifies things a lot.. But heres the deal.. I dont see any mingetty OR bash/tcsh processes running.. It probably means bash didnt exit correctly.. I tried "init q" too, doesnt seem to work..
Hi, theres nothing strange in the logfiles either.. Cant start /sbin/mingetty tty8.. says operation not permitted in /var/log/messages.. I am at my wits end.. mebbe I shud just wait till the next scheduled reboot next month.. but its damn annoying not to have a shell on the console..