Subject: Re: xterm, get_pty, and /dev/pts
To: None <>
From: Peter Seebach <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/03/2004 19:45:26
In message <>, Peter Seebach write
>So, I upgraded to a new kernel.  No problem.  I upgraded X.  Suddenly, xterm
>won't run as a normal user.  xterm running as a normal user searches /dev/pts,
>and comes up empty, so it aborts.  xterm running as root looks for /dev/ttyp*,
>which works.  I can't mount /dev/pts:
># mount_ptyfs ptyfs /dev/pts
>mount_ptyfs: ptyfs on /dev/pts: Operation not supported by device

This turns out to be a red herring.  I didn't have /dev/ptm made.  With that
in place, things work.