devpts

Richard Lightman richard at nezumi.plus.com
Fri Mar 29 00:40:40 PST 2002


* Paul Bailey <paul.bailey at wanadoo.fr> [2002-03-29 08:19]:
> On Thu, Mar 28, 2002 at 08:56:53AM +0800, Tan Siong Hua wrote:
> 
> > 
> > devpts is needed in XFree86, so I suggest to recommend using devpts
> > in the lfs book.
> > 
> 
> Really?  I don't have devpts and I have XFree86 up and running
> (admittedly in a fairly minimal way: wmx, xterm, Dillo ...).
> 
In the beginning, there are pseudo terminals with static device
nodes. Then came devpts, and then devfs. All of these provide
a way of making fake terminal devices as required.

As long as one of these is working correctly, you will be able
to start xterms.

Richard

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