Subject: Re: not enough ptys
To: Rui-Xiang Guo <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/22/2004 08:27:45
On Oct 22, 11:14am, (Rui-Xiang Guo) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: not enough ptys

| > >xterm: Error 32, errno 2: No such file or directory
| > >Reason: get_pty: not enough ptys
| > >
| > >I noticed that we have a new frame in /dev. We mount it as mfs.
| > >Do I just simple type 'sh MAKEDEV all' in /dev or is there any other
| > >correct method to fix it?
| > 
| > If you see an mfs /dev this means that you forgot to populate /dev when
| > you installed (or you're doing this on purpose). Either way, you should
| > either make xterm setuid (not recommended) or create /dev/ptm and /dev/ptmx.
| It works for me, thanks!
| Is the better way to 'umount /dev/' then install the 'real' /dev or
| it will disappear when reboot?

Yes, you should umount /dev, then MAKEDEV under it.