View Full Version : [ubuntu] can getty run a program other than shell?

November 14th, 2008, 08:09 AM

I have discovered that getty first runs a login program and
after verifying the password, it runs (possibly forks) the shell
I am a bit confused... can getty run a program other than shell and X window?
in the case of mgetty (for modems) probably a program other than shell is running?
can we bind a virtual console to a new serial port or serial device?
Do all the virtual terminals running (1 to 6) do the same thing?
They are just shell programs to work with the system and nothing else?
and the last thing: there in the linux source code can I find the getty related code?

November 14th, 2008, 09:23 AM
open a terminal and type> man getty