trouble with login

Joseph C. Lininger jbahm at
Sat Jan 10 21:43:26 EST 2004

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This is a longshot and probably won't fix the problem. However, take
a look at the definitions in the login.defs file and see if there is
anything suspicious there.
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Joseph C. Lininger
jbahm at
- ----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cheryl Homiak" <chomiak at>
To: "speakup" <speakup at>
Sent: Saturday, January 10, 2004 8:26 AM
Subject: trouble with login

> I looked this up on google and found other people with the same
> problem, but didn't find the cause or solution.
> I can log in on all consoles just fine when I boot. However, there
> is a delay when I logout in getting the login prompt, and sometimes
> I get a message about
> "init: id x (whichever tty number it is) respawning too fast;
> disabled for 5 minutes)
> and once I get this message sometimes that tty continues to be
> disabled, though I can usually still log on, after a delay, on
> another tty.
> Anybody seen this before? Anybody know what I should check? There
> doesn't appear to be any problem with my /etc/inittab. since I'm
> running debian stable and kernel 2.4.22, it might just be an
> occupational hazard, but I don't recall seeing this problem
> recently on debian lists.
> Thanks.
> -- 
> Cheryl
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