can't open pseudo-term?

Markus Wutzke wutzkem at
Tue Nov 28 13:52:27 PST 2000

"J. Jones" wrote:
> Another possibility if you're using /dev/pts, missing or incorrect
> permissions on /dev/ptmx
> crw-rw-rw-   1 root     root       5,   2 Nov 27 06:42 /dev/ptmx

Maybe it is necessary to put 666 rights for the pty* files 
aswell. I had the same problem with wterm and solved it this way. 

Is it insecure to set 666 on pty* files ?


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