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Old 01-16-2004, 11:31 AM   #1
sh0
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is there a way to switch to a tty with a command?


There is a lil' question i got is it possible to switch with a command to a specified tty ?

I want to switch on my server to tty12 on boot up to view the syslog.
There is no keyboard connected only a monitor to view all the bad logs 8)
 
Old 01-16-2004, 01:15 PM   #2
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Not sure but here is a W.A.G.

What if mingetty was run only on tty 12?

Found in inittab:

# Run gettys in standard runlevels
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty1
2:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty2
3:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty3
4:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty4
5:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty5
6:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty6

Maybe change to:

# Run gettys in standard runlevels
12:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty12


This is completely untested!!
 
Old 10-26-2006, 03:13 AM   #3
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/wipes the dust from the keyboard. For the next one looking for this:

Quote:
switch with a command to a specified tty?
use chvt
Code:
change foreground virtual terminal
So to switch to terminal 12:
Code:
chvt 12
 
Old 12-17-2009, 09:26 PM   #4
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thanks for wiping the dust from the keyboard :)

Quote:
Originally Posted by muha View Post
/wipes the dust from the keyboard. For the next one looking for this:


use chvt
Code:
change foreground virtual terminal
So to switch to terminal 12:
Code:
chvt 12
works like a charm.
 
  


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