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SubjectRe: Test 8 Kernel Unable to get the password prompt?
Steven Walter wrote:
>
> If you're logging in as root, this is probably a result of the VT not
> being named in /etc/securetty. Devfsd mucks up the names, so you can
> either include "1," which would allow root logins from pseudo-terminals
> and other insecure places, or upgrade your util-linux to a newer
> version; I'm not sure what is new enough.

Don't include "1", include "vc/1" instead. That allows root login
from virtual console 1, and not from pseudo-terminals (i.e.
no telnetting in as root, as usual.)

There may be some util-linux versions that don't handle "vc/1", the
one in the debian distribution have no problems though.

Helge Hafting
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