can't open pseudo-term?

jdj at darkside.dynup.net jdj at darkside.dynup.net
Tue Nov 28 08:19:30 PST 2000


Not sure what it's looking for.. it seems every X11 Terminal app out there
wants something different.  Your best friend in this will be strace.

strace -o ~/aterm-log aterm

Then, you should be able to see exactly what device aterm is trying to
read/open/stat/etc, create it, live happily.

J. Jones


On Mon, Nov 27, 2000 at 10:48:31PM +0100, Arnout Couperus wrote:
> Well I've added the line to /etc/fstab, I added the /dev/ptmx and I even reinstalled aterm to be certain...
> Now it says 
> aterm: can't open slave tty (null)
> 
> It's a change, I'll give you that :)
> 
> --
> Arnout
> 
> And on the day of Mon, Nov 27, 2000 at 07:25:46PM +0000, Ainsley Pereira was heard defying the gods with the words:
> > In message <20001126220443.A767 at taranis.arnhem.chello.nl>
> >           llhorian at chello.nl (Arnout Couperus) wrote:
> > 
> > > What, pray tell, is a pseudo-term and why won't it open?
> > 
> > Things to check/try:
> > 1. Unix98 PTY's enabled in your kernel config
> > 2. /dev/pts mounted (line like:
> > none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
> > in /etc/fstab should do it)
> > 
> > There's also the possibility that configure picked up a wrong setting - this happened to me with screen, and was fixed with a little hacking.
> > 
> > I'd tell you what a pty is, only I've just seen the time. Read the help on the unix98 pty option in the kernel config:)
> > 
> > ~A.
> > 
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