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From: David Cummings <real.psyence@...>
Subject: Re: 2.6.12 mips-sources compile error
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2005 03:50:14 -0400
On 7/7/05, Stuart Longland <redhatter@g.o> wrote:
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> David Cummings said:
> > alright, now I have a new problem. I got a kernel to compile and
> > boot(!), but it dies at "Starting local". The pertinant output
> > follows. I am a little confused, but I have the idea that the new
> > install guide doesn't use devfs, so my kerneld didn't either, but now
> > I'm wondering...
> > Anywho, let me know what you think:
> >
> >  * Loading key mappings ...Couldnt get a file descriptor referring to
> > the console
> >
> >  * Error loading key mappings
> >                                                                           [ !!
> > ]
> >  * Setting terminal encoding to ASCII .../etc/init.d/keymaps: line 71:
> > /dev/tty1: No such device or address
> > /etc/init.d/keymaps: line 71: /dev/tty2: No such device or address
> > /etc/init.d/keymaps: line 71: /dev/tty3: No such device or address
> > /etc/init.d/keymaps: line 71: /dev/tty4: No such device or address
> > /etc/init.d/keymaps: line 71: /dev/tty5: No such device or address
> > /etc/init.d/keymaps: line 71: /dev/tty6: No such device or address
> > /etc/init.d/keymaps: line 71: /dev/tty7: No such device or address
> > /etc/init.d/keymaps: line 71: /dev/tty8: No such device or address
> > /etc/init.d/keymaps: line 71: /dev/tty9: No such device or address
> > /etc/init.d/keymaps: line 71: /dev/tty10: No such device or address
> > /etc/init.d/keymaps: line 71: /dev/tty11: No such device or address
> >                                  [ ok ]
> 
> Basically, processes are trying to get at the virtual terminals (tty1~12) to
> set various options such as keymaps, and to set up login sessions, and failing
> to do so.  You need to use serial console on these boxes, which is described
> in the Gentoo/MIPS Handbook[1].
> 
> I'd recommend disabling the 'keymaps' and 'consolefont' services at boot
> (rc-update del keymaps ; rc-update del consolefont IIRC, could be 'rem'
> instead too).
> 
> >  * Setting user font ...Couldnt open //dev/tty1
> > ---------------------------8<----------------------------
> > INIT:
> > Id "c4"
> > IId "c2
> > INIT: Id "c3" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
> > INIT: Id "c5" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
> > INIT: Id "c6" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
> > INIT: no more processes left in this runlevel
> 
> Yep, init keeps trying to start getty's on those consoles, and they keep
> failing.  This is a symptom of not having true local consoles.  See the above
> link to the handbook on how to fix this.
> 
> (BTW: in future emails to the list, could you _please_ not top-post when
> replying?  It _really_ makes it difficult to read threads when posts end up in
> reverse-cronological order, as one has to mentally, re-order the posts.)
> 
> - --
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> Footnotes:
> 1.
> <http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-mips.xml?part=1&chap=10#doc_chap3>
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> 
Thanks for the tips. I ended up finding the INIT fix somewhere and got
that working, so the serial console works, and everything's groovy.
And yes, that is in the handbook. However, the commands for disabling
keymaps and consolefont are not, and although I could probably have
figured them out, I think it makes sense to have them in that section.
   Is there a wiki somewhere? It took me a while to get this machine
running and there's a couple of things specific to the origin I found
helpful. And sorry for the top-posting, gmail makes it easy, hiding
the quoted text and putting the cursor at the top when I hit reply. Oh
well, that's what I get for web-based email. Thanks again,
-Dave
-- 
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