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Old 12-23-2003, 01:25 AM   #1
Abe_the_Man
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xterm: Error 32 problem


Okay, i'm trying sourcemage linux, i just compiled kernel 2.6 and when i startx it goes to the default x desktop for a couple seconds and then crashes (i don't have any desktops like gnome or fluxbox installed). This is the error that i get:

xterm: Error 32, errno 2: No such file or directory
Reason: get_pty: not enough ptys
login: Error 32, errno2: No such file or directory
Reason: get_pty: not enough ptys
X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown)

waiting for X server to shut down

How do i get enough ptys?? And what is a pty?? Any help would be appreciated as i'm really enjoying sourcemage and don't want to have to reinstall or anything.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 02:25 AM   #2
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A pty is a pseudo-terminal, I believe (what your xterm needs/is) and I'd guess something must be wrong in your /dev directory. There's sometimes a MAKEDEV script but I don't know how sourcemage works. Maybe that'll give you enough to track down the solution, though.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 02:25 AM   #3
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A pty is a pseudo-terminal, I believe (what your xterm needs/is) and I'd guess something must be wrong in your /dev directory. There's sometimes a MAKEDEV script but I don't know how sourcemage works. Maybe that'll give you enough to track down the solution, though.

Try an 'ls /dev/pt*' and see if you get a truckload of ptys or not.

--Oops. Thought I stopped the first one before it submitted. Sorry about that.

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