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Old 05-31-2005, 06:41 AM   #1
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xterm does not start as regular user

Hello THere
I am running gentoo and I just emerged sync and emerged -u world, but now when I try to run xterm as a regular user I get the follwoing error
/dev/ttyz2 is not the slave for the master pty on fd 3
open ttydev: Permission denied
/dev/ttyz2 is not the slave for the master pty on fd 3

Never happened before
Andy ideas??
Old 05-31-2005, 07:38 AM   #2
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Are you running udev?

If so, the recent upgrade to udev merged the rules and permissions data into one config file - the rules file.

If this file didn't get updated with new permissions (mine didn't either) then you'll have to add in permissions for the virtual consoles. And /dev/null also needs alteration, IIRC.

Take a look at my post on the Gentoo forums if you're not sure how to go about it:


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