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Old 11-15-2004, 01:16 PM   #1
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konsole problem: "Unable to open a suitable terminal device"

I was messing with my /dev directory and made it's backup. After copying files from the backup directory back to the /dev directory, i'm unable to start konsole (it's crashes with "Unable to open a suitable terminal device" error message); XTerm isn't working too, it just doesn't starts, but under the root everything is working fine. Please help! Any suggestions acceptable.
Old 11-15-2004, 01:21 PM   #2
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Im thinking you copyied/backed up without perserving permissins and now eveything is set root only
Old 11-15-2004, 03:24 PM   #3
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No, you are wrong. I made a backup to save all permissions! Maybe Linux restored not all of permissions, but i tried to copy backup for few times.
By the way i've got the Fedora Core 1.


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