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
Last edited by NictraSavios (2011-06-20 14:31:33)
Could you paste here your /etc/inittab?
Arch Linux - rolling release distro, which users want to downgrade to the previous version
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
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.
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.