Subject: Re: dt, non-single boot, control chars & #
To: Juliana Fleming <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 08/25/1994 20:21:00
>As you know, I'm running the BETA-1 bins, the 071194 kernel, and the 1.1 booter
>on an SE/30 with 8megs of ram. Most of BSD works great, except when i boot
>multi, i get:
>setting tty flags
>ser0: ioctl(,-2147191716,,)
>ser1: ioctl(,-2147191716,,)
>and then a freeze (tho i can type and press return, it doesn't actually do anything)

I believe that if you comment out the 'ttyflags -a' line in /etc/rc,
this problem will go away.

>i get control codes whenever i boot single and try to do anything (which, I
>assume, is fixed with desktop) however, desktopdoesn't work at all...
>i managed to compile it, and get a binary, however, upon execution:
># dt
>(then, interestingly enough, the vt comes up on my external radius...)
>bash: no such file or directory
>/dev/ptyp1: Input/output error
>/dev/ptyp2: Input/output error
>then, nothing...not even a shell.

i'm not sure about the pty problems here, but i'd guess that the
'bash: no such file or directory' message is caused by you not having
a bash binary on your system.

>i assume bash means the shell..

bash is a shell, but not one of the standard system shells.
I'm not sure, but i'd expect that it's _not_ shipped with the
'standard' system binaries.  (If it is, then i've gotta talk to/at
some people...  8-)

>but isn't this already installed? do i have to
>compile it? is there a way to keep it from going to my radius and keep it
>on my internal (i wish i knew how, but i'm not up on the c code) :>

a binary for it is probably available from somewhere, where
'somewhere' probably includes

I don't know why 'dt' requires bash, though.  Perhaps one of the Alice
folks will explain this.