Re: Just a little newbie question / console speed

From: Alfie Costa (
Date: Thu Aug 24 2000 - 07:00:52 CEST

On 24 Aug 2000, at 7:44, Vesa-Pekka Palmu <> wrote:

> And is it possible tha chance the agetty baud rate to a bigger
> value? (to speed up console)?

Sure. In /etc/inittab there are lines which setup the 6 default tty consoles;
for example:

        c1:45:respawn:/bin/agetty 38400 tty1

Change the 38400 to 115200 or 230400 on the six lines, reboot, and watch things
whiz by. A short script fragment (from last June on this list) that does all
the work:

        tmpfile=/tmp/TempInittab$$ initbak=/etc/inittab.bak$$
        cp /etc/inittab $initbak # save, just in case...
        sed 's/agetty 38400 tty/agetty 115200 tty/g' /etc/inittab > $tmpfile
        mv $tmpfile /etc/inittab


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