On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 02:56:50PM +0200, Joachim Dagerot wrote: > I have had this error message for quite some time now. It's not > bothering me too much because it's mainly published in the logs and on > the console, and I normally don't even have a monitor attached to the > system. > > But now during this weekends maintainance I have been working from > console and get the message: > > "can't exec getty '/usr/X11R6/bin/xdm" for port /dev/tty8: no such > file or directory > > every 30 second or so, incredibly irritating when writing a longer > bash-command. > > I searched the archive but only found a solution telling that the /usr > was improperly mounted, which in no way is the case. > > Any other ideas?
Edit /etc/ttys and change the line that says: ttyv8 "/usr/X11R6/bin/xdm -nodaemon" xterm on secure to say: ttyv8 "/usr/X11R6/bin/xdm -nodaemon" xterm off secure ^^^ The tell init(8) to re-read that file: # kill -HUP 1 That's presuming you don't actually have xdm(1) installed or want to run it. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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