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Old 11-13-2002

How can i restart the console getty without rebooting the system on HPUX 11.0

Normally it will be stated by ps -ef | grep getty

console 0:00 /usr/sbin/getty console console

many thanx
# 2  
Old 11-13-2002
You can simply kill the getty PID. It will respawn because of the line in the /etc/inittab. Similary to this:

cons:123456:respawn:/usr/sbin/getty console console # system console

The respawn function allows for it to be restarted if it is killed. This is good to do if the console gets hung for some reason.

# 3  
Old 11-13-2002
/usr/sbin/getty should be spawned from /etc/inittab. Make sure you have an entry for it in the latter file and ensure that the third field (fields are delimited by the ":" character) is "respawn". The 2nd field relates to the run level in which the command in 4th field is executed.

Killing the PID of the "/usr/sbin/getty console console" process should cause it to respawn. To confirm it has, the PID will be different.


Sorry Kelam, we apparently posted at the exact same time. I did not realise you had already furnished the solution Smilie
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Old 11-13-2002
logoff and logon!!

as far as I know, getty is started by init and is thus the second process in the init -> getty -> login -> shell sequence on hp-ux... since getty is a parent to your logon shell.. killing and restarting getty amounts to loging off and logon...

you need not reboot the entire system to restart getty...

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Old 11-30-2002
Smilie It worked. Many thanx. Your are great. To reload the /etc/inittab I issued the command init q, which caused the system to re-examine the file and start a getty process. The proces was dead.
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