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.
Last edited by slakmagik; 12-23-2003 at 01:27 AM.