SUMMARY: Getty 4.1.3 and Openwin question.

From: Jim Murff (
Date: Mon Dec 21 1992 - 21:06:32 CST


As usually you guys/gals saved my life. Thanks for everyone who took the time
to answer.

I am posting a summary to the following questions ::

>> I.
>>I just got an IPX and configured and brought it up with 4.1.3. Everything
>>fine except when I pulled my gettytab off tape into /etc.( I blew it because
>>I thought I'd save the gettytab that came with the release. :( ). It is
>>working but the login banner is gibberish. If I type characters and hit return
>>Password prompt comes up fine. If I give junk as a passwd the login prompt
>>is no longer gibberish. It is fine until login times out then back to
>>garbage. It doesn't stop me from logging in but I can't let people use it
>>until I know whats up. Any ideas? Here is a sample line which works in 4.1.2 >>::
>>> :ap:lm=\n\n\rWelcome to %h the IRT Server.\n\n\n\rlogin\72 :sp#9600:
>> II.
>>I have a customer who blew away his /dev directory (Don't ask I can't believe
>>myself.) We have recovered from that but now Openwin gives this message whenit >>trys to come up ::
>sv_add_screen: open failed for SCR_DEFAULTROOTDEV: No such file or directory.
>>I'm sure its related to the /dev problem but is there an easy fix or is a
>>reinstall in order?

The answer to number 1 was unanimous. 4.1.3 requires a new device for the
for the console. The device is in both gettytab and ttytab. I used these
and the problem went away ::

# This is a new entry to internationalize the console. It needs to be
# 8 bit clean so that ISO 8859 characters can be displayed without
# the window system.
        :p8:lm=\r\n%h login\72 :sp#9600:

# @(#)ttytab 1.7 92/06/23 SMI
# name getty type status comments
console "/usr/etc/getty cons8" sun on local secure

Question two was not so clear cut. I ended up having to reinstall windows.
Several suggestions were presented but I found that everything seemed to be
in order. I might have missed something however. Anyway the suggestions were ::

>>Sounds to me like your still missing one of the framebuffer device files. You have these?
crw-rw-rw- 1 root 22, 0 Nov 8 17:39 fb
crw-rw-rw- 1 root 67, 0 Nov 8 17:43 cgsix0
crw-rw-rw- 1 root 55, 0 Nov 8 17:43 cgthree0

>>Check permissions on /tmp (assuming you really did successfully restore /dev)

>>Check /dev/for regular files, that is, what shows up when you type
ls -l /dev | egrep ^-
there should definitely be a MAKEDEV file, and possibly one or two
others; but if anything that should be a device or socket is a file,
delete it and re-create it using the MAKEDEV script.

>>For your /dev problem boot from cdrom and get to the minifs. Mount your
old / partition on /a for exampl. Then copy /dev/MAKEDEV to /a/dev.
Then cd /a/dev and run "./MAKEDEV std". This should give you back all
your original devices *with the correct permissions*. I think that this
is likely to be your problem (wrong permisions on something).

>>Sounds like /dev/fb is still hosed.

Many thanks go to ::
From: (Russ Poffenberger)
From: amp19263@garfield (John R. Kilheffer)
From: (John Ellithorpe)
From: msf@fsg.COM (Michael Fischbein)
From: (Svein Nedrehagen )
From: "/home/tau/weingart/.sig" <>
From: Christopher Davis <>
From: (Brett Lymn)
From: (Jim Davis)
From: ups!upstage!glenn@fourx.Aus.Sun.COM (Glenn Satchell)
From: Jim Lick <>

Jim Murff ( Voice # (619)622-8878
IRT Corp, San Diego, CA. (619)450-4343
Applications Engineer, System Admin. Fax # (619)622-888

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