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mingetty replaces autologin

April 28, 2011 — BarryK
Right from the very start of the Puppy project, I have used a little executable 'autologinroot', which I put into a source tarball named 'autologin', kept in my source archive. This is specified in /etc/inittab to cause automatic login.

I am working on an idea that requires something a bit more flexible, so I have replaced 'autologinroot' with 'mingetty'. In Woof, /etc/inittab now is:

tty1::respawn:/sbin/mingetty --autologin root tty1
tty2::respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty2
tty3::respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty3

In Woof, a package selection file DISTRO_PKGS_SPECS-* needs this entry:


I have compiled 'mingetty' statically with dietlibc and here is the PET (20KB):

And the docs:

This is where I got the source from:

...which will of course be hosted in my own source repo.


Username: MHHP
Looked for the sources in "" ... Got it from sourceforge instead.

Re mingetty source
Username: BarryK
"An oversight, thanks for letting me know. I have uploaded the source: ...of course, it is our usual username/password.

Tags: woof