Re: devfsd and pty's
On Fri, 30 Nov 2001 22:19, Thomas Hood wrote:
> Sean Hendershot wrote:
> > This morning I upgraded devfsd to 1.3.19-1 (curent version in sid)
> > and now I cannot open any xterms.
> I have the same problem. Can't open xterms or gnome
> terminals. However I _can_ open "konsole"s. Odd.
> Will now install new devfsd.
xterm will SEGV when it can't open /dev/pts/whatever.
konsole will try /dev/ptyp[0-9a-z] then /dev/ptyq[0-9a-z] until it gets to
/dev/ptyoz before giving up. I think this is buggy, shouldn't it be only
trying /dev/pty[p-za-e][0-9a-f] ? But in any case konsole won't segv and
after some large amount of time on my system it returns after displaying an
If you have /dev/ptyp* existing then konsole should work even after
"chmod 0 /dev/pts" (or something equally stupid).
If you have no /dev/ptyp* then it should eventually exit with an error
message (which is probably sent somewhere you won't see it - unless you
launch konsole from an xterm).
I have reported this as a bug in xterm.
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