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Hello,

I have a remote IBM x3550 M4 server that I try to remote control through IMM2. The problem: only the blinking cursor is visible in login console. It moves when I type. It moves to where “Login: _” should be if I press ctrl+c. I can login if I enter the correct login and password, but the shell that I get also shows only the blinking cursor and no text. I can issue commands.

The server is in production and works ok. SSH works ok. CentOS 6.

What I have tried:
– tty[1-7] with ctrl+alt+Fxxx
– ‘reset’ command after logging in
– initctl restart tty TTY=/dev/tty2
– killing ttyS

What I didn’t try:
– reboot would mean downtime

Is there something that can be done about this?

More info:

# ps aux | grep tty root 11631 0.0 0.0 103244 888 pts/0 S+ 17:20 0:00 grep tty root 15057 0.0 0.0 4064 564 tty3 Ss+ Feb18 0:00
/sbin/mingetty /dev/tty3
root 15060 0.0 0.0 4064 568 tty4 Ss+ Feb18 0:00
/sbin/mingetty /dev/tty4
root 15063 0.0 0.0 4064 572 tty5 Ss+ Feb18 0:00
/sbin/mingetty /dev/tty5
root 15066 0.0 0.0 4064 564 tty6 Ss+ Feb18 0:00
/sbin/mingetty /dev/tty6
root 18829 0.0 0.0 4064 568 tty1 Ss+ Feb18 0:00
/sbin/mingetty /dev/tty1
root 29702 0.0 0.0 4064 568 tty2 Ss+ Feb18 0:00
/sbin/mingetty /dev/tty2

# mount | grep pts devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,modeb0)

Thank you Ignas

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