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Topic: How to disable login console terminal on serial port to use for other

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How does one disable the login prompt from running on the first serial port in order to use the serial port for other devices?

From … ys/WRT54GL we read
"there is a method to turn the console off giving you access to both ports if you really need them. It isn't recommended but it can be done."

But I cannot find out how.

Thanks very much,


Comment or erase the lines in /etc/inittab :

tts/0::askfirst:/bin/ash --login
ttyS0::askfirst:/bin/ash --login
tty1::askfirst:/bin/ash --login

Thanks very much!


PS: A friend found another forum post on the topic. Sorry I didn't find it before asking (I did look, just not hard enough.)

Also solved at:

(Last edited by jesseg on 4 Apr 2008, 10:13)

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