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    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.

    Any ideas?
    Christine
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    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

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    Hi,

    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.

    Thanks

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