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Old 06-04-2003, 09:48 AM   #1
kprocter
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login - alternatives under RH 8?


I've determined, I think, that the login program with RH 8.0 is causing problems.

Is there an alternative login program available that I could try out?

Thanks!

-= Kevin =-
 
Old 06-04-2003, 10:02 AM   #2
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which login?

console, serial, X?

In any case, yes, there are alternatives.

I'll guess that you're talking about the graphical login for X.
The most frequently used X display managers are gdm, kdm, and xdm. Check in your inittab and/or /etc/init.d/ directory to see which is being used in your case. I prefer kdm, it lets you pick which "desktop" to load at login.

But, back to basics, here. What problems do you think the login program is causing? Tell us what you are trying to do. List the output and symptoms. Maybe someone knows how to solve the problem.

HTH
-bbeers
 
Old 06-04-2003, 10:40 AM   #3
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serial login - dumber terminal

Alas, it's not an x login, it's the standard /bin/login program that's used on dumb terminals.

I've got a specialix rio controller on a remote terminal adapter, and the terminal is connected to the rta.

It seems that when I login on the dumb terminal the specialix driver spits out a mess of error information, or something. So, I'm looking for a login alternative in hopes that it will solve the problem.

Any ideas?

-= Kevin =-
 
Old 06-04-2003, 10:58 AM   #4
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So, you're talking serial connection?

Well, in my intitab I see this:

#s1:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -L ttyS0 9600 vt100
#s2:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -L ttyS1 9600 vt100
(which indicates that I have not enabled any login capability on my serial ports, which is okay, because I usually login to other machines _from_ my linux box)
and man agetty tells me that it calls /bin/login, but has some non-standard features that may be useful. Redhat may use another getty, but check the manpages and see if anything useful comes up.

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