Konsole not working for users

Thomas Pegg lnxfreak123 at insightbb.com
Mon Jun 28 07:56:15 PDT 2004


On Mon, 2004-06-28 at 07:47, 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 
I had this problem with Konsole once before it came from not having any
/dev/pty* devices. For some Konsole is set up to look for those.

Try creating a few of those and that may solve problem.

Here's what four of them look like on my system:
crw-rw-rw-    1 root     tty        2, 176 Jan 23 19:04 /dev/ptya0
crw-rw-rw-    1 root     tty        2, 177 Jan 23 19:04 /dev/ptya1
crw-rw-rw-    1 root     tty        2, 178 Jan 23 19:04 /dev/ptya2
crw-rw-rw-    1 root     tty        2, 179 Jan 23 19:04 /dev/ptya3

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Thomas 
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