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From: "Stuart Longland" <redhatter@g.o>
Subject: Re: 2.6.12 mips-sources compile error
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2005 12:53:51 +1000 (EST)
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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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