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Old 04-12-2005, 08:24 PM   #1
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How to enlarge the number of tty ?

The Os is Redhat 9 .I don't know how to do it? Thanks a lot.
Old 04-14-2005, 05:02 AM   #2
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Not sure what your asking... Please elaborate.

Old 04-14-2005, 05:21 AM   #3
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I think you want to increase your number of terminal.
OK for that u have to edit /etc/inittab file there almost at the end of the file you will find lines that say to bring mingetty (ligin prompt) on a perticular terminal..Those lines would be somewhat like this
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
here after this at the next line u have to add a line that says to have mingetty on the seventh terminal it should be like this

1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty

Now this will work and u 'll ahve 7 commandline terminals and the 8th will be your gui



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