Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 83813
openvt can't execute progs in specified console
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:50:55 EDT
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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):
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.
I use open/openvt to open log viewers and performance display tools
on consoles from 9 to 12.
works for me on valid console #s that aren't in use (unless you use
--force) on current release