Konsole not working for users

Andrew Sharp andrew.sharp3 at ntlworld.com
Mon Jun 28 06:42:23 PDT 2004


On Monday 28 Jun 2004 14:12, Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Jun 2004, Andrew Sharp wrote:
> > Dear support,
> >
> > I have tried to get help from the irc chatroom for a few days without any
> > qualified success.
> >
> > I installed KDE 3.2.0 and found that Konsole worked well in root, but not
> > in any user modes. It is a dead window although the tip of the day
> > appears and I can open any type of console. However, there is no prompt
> > and the keyboard is dead.
> >
> > With some help from Roel on IRC, I have run 'konsole &' in an xterm to
> > get the error 'kdecore (KProcess): WARNING: Can't open a pseudo
> > teletype'. Any attempt to use the shell gives in xterm 'Uh oh.. can't
> > write data..'
> >
> > Overnight, I updated KDE libs and base to 3.2.3 in vain and reinstalled
> > Tk, Tcl and expect in BLFS (using usr for tools mode), making sure there
> > were no problems there.
> >
> > How do I solve this problem?
> >
> > Andrew Sharp
>
>  No idea, but I wonder if this is another variant on "userspace doesn't
> understand the new pty numbering" ?  Are you using an LFS built against
> 2.4 headers, but running a 2.6 kernel ?  There was a question about that
> sort of thing on lkml recently, and the latest bk snapshots of the
> kernel are supposed to fix it (recent 2.6 kernels have used increasing
> numbers for the next /dev/pty, the fix is supposedly to reuse from
> available low numbers).
>
>  If not, which version of LFS is this ?
>
> Ken
> --
>  das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce
ps 
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more specifically as cwr--r----

Andrew



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