mgetty as voicemail handler
d95-bli at nada.kth.se
Tue Feb 11 02:08:49 PST 2003
"Peter B. Steiger" <wypbs001 at bornagain.com> writes:
> I went shopping for a program to take messages when I'm not home, and most
> of the programs I found require KDE or some other GUI interface... except
> for good ol' vgetty (aka mgetty+voice). I have used mgetty in the past and
> will probably go back to it, but it kind of annoys me that I can only run
> it if I put it in inittab as a respawning process.
> So my questions are:
> 1) Why doesn't it work if I just launch it from the console rather than
> through inittab?
I can't help you with mgetty specifically, but one thing that struck
me is that you could make two identical runlevels, say 4 and 5, except
for running mgetty in one of them. Then you should be able to easily
turn mgetty on/off simply by switching runlevels. What do you think?
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