Thanx fellow managers:
Brion Leary email@example.com
Jim Craven firstname.lastname@example.org
Used a combination of both replies. Check to see what is using the
ss1% ps -ft console
I found I had some newly installed software that was started in rc2.d
scripts that was using the console.
I killed the process, waited a couple of minutes, then ttymon respawned
it's self and I was able to login.
To see what is running with the console as its controlling
ps -ft console
This will provide info regarding
'there may be another session active on this port'
Brion Leary <email@example.com>
We had that problem here recently. I simply killed the ttymon process
(# kill 438) and another ttymon automagically appeared. (I belive this
is do to the respawn tag in /etc/inittab). Anyway the respawned ttymon
Get the following error when trying to login to SS1000 running Solaris
Warning - ttymon cannot allocate controlling tty on "/dev/console",
there may be another session active on this port.
[ss1]3% ps -ef | grep tt
root 438 1 20 00:11:39 ? 0:00 /usr/lib/saf/ttymon -g -h
-p ss1 console login: -T sun -d /dev/console -l cons
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