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Re: xterms: Non Root User's Cant Open a Psuedo Teletype

On Wed, 8 Mar 2000, arthur99 wrote:

> I installed Debian yesterday, all went pretty well, except for this
> little problem. When I try to start an xterm, kvt or konsole as non-root
> I get an error saying can't open a psuedo teletype. All other programs
> work fine.
> demilk:~# su AArthur -c "konsole"
> Can't open a psuedo teletype
> demilk:~#

This happened on two Debian/PPC systems I installed. It was fixed in
both cases with:

cd /dev
./MAKEDEV generic

Does anyone know what's causing this? Does the /dev directory on the base
image have problems?

Matt Brubeck

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