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Old 02-21-2004, 11:33 AM   #1
santiagosilva
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talk/ytalk in X


Hi,


I have a question about 'talk/ytalk',

when I'm logged in as Root in X-windows, other people can't request talk to me.
if i'm logged in in a 'regular terminal' they can.
I can request talk to them, but they can't request me.

They get an error message saying 'other party is refusing connection' or something like that.


thanks for your time
//Santiago
 
Old 09-04-2004, 07:16 PM   #2
zackarya
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I need help also.

I have the same problem. I am currently using Mandrake 10.
My problem is this. I have an outside user connect via SSH and I want for them to be
able to ytalk me. The problem is in the way that Mandrake handles tty. If I have the
system auto login one of my users (locally into X) and I start an xterm and do a who command it shows nothing. If I don't have it set to auto login and I actually log in from the console and then startx, I open an xterm and if I do who it shows my user on vc/1. No matter how many xterms I open that's all it'll show. Of course this is the console I ran startx from. If I try to ytalk all messages are sent to that console but I can't see it because I'm in X. Now if I su to root and then open a new xterm as root
who will show root as being on pts/(number varies). From here the outside user can ytalk
the root user by using the command, ytalk root@pts/(N). (I don't want this, I want them to be able to talk to a regular user.) The problem is I don't understand
how Mandrake is handling this. In all the other distros I've used if I opened and xterm
each one would show under who with it's corresponding pts/(N). But since it's not giving
me a new tty how do I direct messages to a specific Xterm? I'm sorry if this post is
confusing. I hope someone can help me out.
 
  


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