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#1 2011-06-20 14:10:32

NictraSavios
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AutoLogin with Mingetty only once?

Okay so heres what I want to do.
I want to have mingetty autologin to an account on start up, on all tty's (1-6) , in the autologin accounts .bashrc, it says "some command && logout", So that If I press a key (which stops some command), it then procceds to logout.

I have that working.

Now the issue. When I press the key and logout, It logs me back in. This results in an endless loop.

So, Is there a way to have mingetty only work once, afterwards return to a non autologin mingetty, or even agetty?


I was trying a few things, I cannot seem to get anything to work the way I want it to hmm

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#2 2011-06-20 18:57:04

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Re: AutoLogin with Mingetty only once?

Could you paste here your /etc/inittab?


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#3 2011-06-20 22:44:00

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Re: AutoLogin with Mingetty only once?

Its useless for me to do so, Since Its just the stock arch inittab, I don't know how do it , So I reversed any changes I did

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#4 2011-06-20 23:18:29

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Re: AutoLogin with Mingetty only once?

I believe the respawn option is causing your problem (not sure though).


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#5 2011-06-21 17:53:15

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Re: AutoLogin with Mingetty only once?

I know that. I just dont know how to make what I want to work work, What Im asking, is how would I do this.

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#6 2011-06-21 19:16:49

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Re: AutoLogin with Mingetty only once?

Well, how about not using the respawn option?

$ man inittab

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#7 2011-07-28 12:20:12

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Re: AutoLogin with Mingetty only once?

I've found this thread while looking for a solution and I've found one that worked for me.

Editing /etc/inittab like this:

a1:2345:wait:/sbin/mingetty --autologin USERNAME tty1 linux
c1:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -8 -s 38400 tty1 linux
c2:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -8 -s 38400 tty2 linux
c3:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -8 -s 38400 tty3 linux
c4:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -8 -s 38400 tty4 linux
c5:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -8 -s 38400 tty5 linux
c6:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -8 -s 38400 tty6 linux

It did exactly what you wanted for me, it'll autologin only at boot and you can logout.

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