Re: aterm

chris dunn (chris@dunnz.org)
Mon, 3 Dec 2001 20:26:18 -0500


Andrew,

Thanks for your input.

On Sun, 2 Dec 2001 20:23:04 -0500
Andrew Ferguson <andrew@owsla.cjb.net> wrote:

> On Sun, 02 Dec 2001 18:41:28 chris dunn wrote:
> > aterm: can't open pseudo-tty
> > aterm: aborting
> > 
> > I've read the README.Unix98PTY, and as far as I can tell I have a
proper
> > installation for use with /dev/pts. However I also have a bunch of
> > /dev/tty* and /dev/pty* devices. Is this correct?
> 
> Do you have CONFIG_UNIX98_PTYS set to 'y' in your kernel .config? 
...........yes

> Also make sure that CONFIG_UNIX98_PTY_COUNT is set to a reasonable
number 
> (like more than one or two).
...........currently set to 512

> If both of those are correct, make sure that you have permission to
open 
> the /dev/pts/* files 

............../dev/pts is an empty directory as follows
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root         4096 Apr 21  1999 pts/

> and the /dev/pty* files. 
............../dev/pty files from ptya0 to ptyzf, the first entry is
crw-rw-rw-    1 root     tty        2, 176 May 20  1996 ptya0

> Also try running aterm as root and see if that solves the problem,
then 
> you know it's permission settings.

.............logging in as root and runing aterm gives me identical
results.
 
Does any of this help?
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