[Buildroot] Serial port loging

Johnnie Peters johnnie123 at verizon.net
Tue Sep 4 15:51:03 UTC 2007

Hi All,

The problem was /dev/ttySA0 was not in the /etc/securetty file.


Johnnie Peters wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am building a buildroot environment for the CM-X270 board.  I have it 
> defined to use "arm" "xscale" and "EABI".  I have added a getty for 
> ttySA0 into the inittab and now I get a login prompt on the serial 
> port.  I see that the "root" login has a blank password field int he 
> /etc/shadow file so I expected it to just login in when I enter root.
> Instead it pauses for a few seconds and displays the login prompt 
> again.  I then set up the shutdown login to run reboot.  When I tried 
> this I got an error that indicated it was not being ran as root so I set 
> the owner ID of shutdown in the /etc/passwd file to be 0.  Now when I 
> try to login as shutdown it also pauses for a few seconds and then 
> displays the login prompt again.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks for any info,
> Johnnie
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