Subject: Re: bin/5904: telnetd does not skip ttyv*
To: None <>
From: Todd Whitesel <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/05/1998 02:18:23
> > or: dedicate /dev/ttyc? to console ttys, thus releasing 'v' for pty use.
> That would require some logic in X servers to detect whether it should use
> /dev/ttyc* or /dev/ttyv* .
> FYI, telnetd now uses openpty(), so the change would be easier than before.

Before I say something I might regret, would someone please explain to me why
the X servers need to special-case on the names of the console terminals, as
opposed to just ioctl'ing the thing to see if it is a pcvt device or not?

Todd Whitesel
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