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SubjectRe: Linux-2.3.51, and the pre-2.4 series..
> 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

Linux Filesystem Heirarchy Standard


All devices and special files in /dev should adhere to the Linux Allocated
Devices document, which is available with the Linux kernel source. It is
maintained by H. Peter Anvin.


Virtual terminals are specifically listed as

4 char TTY devices
0 = /dev/tty0 Current virtual console

1 = /dev/tty1 First virtual console

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)


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