Bug 83813 - openvt can't execute progs in specified console
Summary: openvt can't execute progs in specified console
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: console-tools
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Eido Inoue
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-09 08:20 UTC by hvv
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-08-23 21:12:50 UTC

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Description hvv 2003-02-09 08:20:56 UTC
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Description of problem:
Calling openvt e.g. like this:
openvt -c 10 -s /bin/bash
doesn't start new shell on the specified console - it just switches
to it. Same with the openvt from rh73.
  NB that 'open' from console-tools shipped with RH60 works just
fine - and I'm using it as a substitution for 'openvt' in RH73.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run 'openvt -c 8 -s /bin/sh' as root

Actual Results:  console#8 becomes current,- but nothing gets started there.

Expected Results:  console8 becomes current and shell starts there.

Additional info:

I use open/openvt to open log viewers and performance display tools
on consoles from 9 to 12.

Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2004-08-23 21:12:50 UTC
works for me on valid console #s that aren't in use (unless you use
--force) on current release

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