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Re: [vox-tech] Init: Id "S" respawing too fast
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Re: [vox-tech] Init: Id "S" respawing too fast

On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 07:42:14PM -0700, Richard S. Crawford wrote:
> I get this error whenever I launch my new Debian laptop (a Gateway Solo
> 2500, about 5 years old, with 96 MB RAM, 4 GB hard drive, 300 MHz Intel
> Celeron chip).  Specifically, I get a series of error messages about the
> usage of getty before I get the error message:
> Init: Id "S" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
> And, of course, after 5 minutes, I get the same display again, which is
> really annoying when I'm in the middle of doing something on this
> computer.  I only see the messages when I'm in console mode, not when
> I'm running X.  But since X looks so god-awful on this computer, I would
> much rather run it in console mode.
> What could be causing this error?

grep "^S:" /etc/inittab

this will tell you what the offending process is. I have no process
with ID S though in my Debian /etc/inittab, so I don't know what could
be causing your error.

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