Re: Console driver problem ?

Bob Lanning (
Tue, 3 Sep 1996 16:33:29 -0700 (PDT)

---- As written by Michael Driscoll:
> >I've just discovered a small problem I'm having with the console and
> >Linux 2.0.
> >
> >Problem description:
> >While using VC1 (ALT-F1 on my computer), the driver seems to miss some
> >caracters (even when typing very slowly so it's not a typing overload :-) )
> >Sometimes caracters do not appear on the screen when I type then, instead
> >I hear a beep. This is even with a just-rebooted system. It happends ONLY
> >with VC1, not VC2,3,4 or whatever, and X11 works perfectly.
> I seem to remember that somebody else on the list was having trouble with
> exactly the same symptoms as this when they were starting programs with
> inittab in the following manner:
> top > /dev/tty6
> ie. run top on VC6. The solution was to use the program "open" for this
> purpose. Are you starting any programs in this way that might be soaking
> up characters from your STDIN on VC1?
> Mike Driscoll
> <>

If this is true then it is because stdin and stderr are still on the boot

top < /dev/tty6 > /dev/tty6 2> /dev/tty6

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