Release Engineering

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FS#11515 - Installer uses tty5 for loggin and login

Attached to Project: Release Engineering
Opened by eliott (cactus) - Thursday, 18 September 2008, 04:52 GMT
Last edited by Dieter Plaetinck (Dieter_be) - Monday, 26 January 2009, 19:51 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category ArchISO
Status Closed
Assigned To Simo Leone (neotuli)
Dieter Plaetinck (Dieter_be)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version None
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



The arch installation cd starts a getty on tty5, as well as uses that tty for output of package installs (pacman stdout).

Both tty5 and tty6 should not have gettys on them. 1-4 should be sufficient.

Additional info:
* package version(s)
* config and/or log files etc.

Steps to reproduce:
Install packages during new installation. Switch to tty5. Look at the garbled output.


Simple do not spawn getty's on tty5 and tty6.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Dieter Plaetinck (Dieter_be)
Monday, 26 January 2009, 19:51 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing: ject=6&status[0]=
Comment by Dan McGee (toofishes) - Friday, 23 January 2009, 02:41 GMT
  • Field changed: Attached to Project (Arch Linux → Release Engineering)
I believe this is all on tty7 now, at least in the installer. I'm guessing AIF made the same switch.
Comment by Dieter Plaetinck (Dieter_be) - Saturday, 24 January 2009, 14:07 GMT
Yep AIF uses tty7. Although nowhere in the code i can find something like "starting a getty".
Does this mean the problem is still the same? What exactly is the problem? starting a getty process which is not really needed? What do you mean with garbled output?
Comment by Dieter Plaetinck (Dieter_be) - Monday, 26 January 2009, 19:50 GMT
This is a duplicate of[0]=
If you can answer my questions or provide more info, please do so in the above ticket.