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HOW TO: Configure Login (getty) Using Upstart in Fedora


Newer versions of Fedora Linux no longer use the /etc/inittab file for configuing getty. A new method is now used called upstart. This requires a file be created in /etc/event.d with the name of the tty device.

Here is a basic example of the contents of /etc/event.d/ttyb01 running agetty:

# ttyb01 - getty
# This service maintains a getty on ttyb01 from the point the system is
# started until it is shut down again.

start on stopped rc2
start on stopped rc3
start on stopped rc4

stop on runlevel 0
stop on runlevel 1
stop on runlevel 6


exec /sbin/agetty -L 57600 ttyb01


To start getty on the port, run the following from the root prompt:

# start ttyb01


To stop getty:

# stop ttyb01

Last updated: Jan 04, 2024

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