December 11th, 2003, 10:58 AM
ttymon and logging in
I have a Solaris 8 server and when I try to log into the console I get the message after I enter my username and password.
"ttymon cannot allocate controlling tty on /dev/console. There may be another session active on this port".
Then when I try to log in again on the console or any of the desktops, it is not taking any keyboard entries. I type and nothing echos back or inputs.
December 12th, 2003, 11:05 AM
Basically the ttymon process would have been there already, you just find out the ttymon stray processes
using ps -ft | grep ttymon
and then kill those processes and wait for the sometime so that init to respawn ttymon
December 12th, 2003, 12:02 PM
I tried those things and tried to fuser /dev/console. I saw what was using /dev/console but that was a program that has been running for years (qmail). I killed the other processes using /dev/console and even rebooted the machine.
Maybe one of the qmail guru's (if thats you too) might know.
Any ideas would be helpful.