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SubjectRe: Linux-2.3.51, and the pre-2.4 series..
On Sat, 11 Mar 2000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > did you enable devfs and forget to edit /etc/inittab to use 'vc/n' instead
> > of 'ttyn' ?
>
> If that is the case then devfs needs some tweaking

/dev/ttyN doesn't exist unless devfsd is running which is a userland daemon.
people tend to enable kernel options without reading the documentation
accompanying said options :)

> Thus using any other name places devfs out of the standard. Is there a
> reason for devfs not providing /dev/tty{n} (nothing stops it providing
> /dev/vc/n as well)

/dev without devfsd has perhas a two dozen top level entries. running
devfsd as per instructions creates all the symlinks to the proper devices.

nifty:/usr/src/linux# ls -l /dev/tty1
lr-xr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Mar 10 12:25 /dev/tty1 -> vc/1

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