inittab replacement?

Asked by MG55

Is there in upstart something similar to /etc/inittab? In particular, I want to use more TTYs than default (6) and I don't know where to configure this setting.

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Scott James Remnant (Canonical) (canonical-scott) said :

The /etc/event.d directory is the upstart equivalent, each file in there describes a job that upstart should manage.

You'll find that there are files that cause getty to be respawned, usually these are just named ttyN (where N is 1-6). Copy one of them to a new name (ttyS0/tty9/etc.), edit the file, and change the arguments to getty to match.

To start it, run "start ttyN" (changing N)

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mistrow (u4ket) said :

   hello, first sossy for my bad english..
i'm trying to turn off virtual console n. 2-3-4-5; but i'm not able to do!

i've tried to rename file /etc/event.d/tty2 in another name but console n.2 run the same. so for the others.

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sam tygier (samtygier) said :

To turn off unneeded gettys should we delete the tty2, tty3 etc files?

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Götz Christ (g-christ) said :

I think you can do it with "sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup"