Inappropriate loctl for device

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I get this prompt, no SSH key. I’m using the root password.

“Connection failed. mesg: ttyname failed: Inappropriate loctl for device”

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In root/.profile

  • Comment out mesg n || true
  • Add the following line: tty -s && mesg n