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Bug#229566: xterm fails to start with EINVAL

tag 229566 + help

On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 09:09:13PM +0100, Stefan Foerster wrote:
> * Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> wrote:
> >> helena:~$ xterm
> >> xterm: fatal pty error 23 (errno=22) on tty /dev/pts/3
> > 
> > Hmm.  Is the devpts pseudo-filesystem mounted?
> Yes, it is:
> | helena:~$ mount | grep devpts
> | devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
> A common workaround seems to be a
> | XTerm*eightBitInput:   true
> | *VT100*eightBitInput: true
> somwehre in ~/.Xresources. Unfortunately, this breaks an application I
> have to work with for my company.

Hmm.  I am not sure why setting eightBitInput would rectify an EINVAL
error attempting to open a device in /dev/pts.

I am tagging this bug "help", as I could use some help from a terminal
emulator guru.

/me whispers Thomas Dickey's name

G. Branden Robinson                |    Somebody once asked me if I thought
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    sex was dirty.  I said, "It is if
branden@debian.org                 |    you're doing it right."
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |    -- Woody Allen

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