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Old 11-07-2004, 01:32 PM   #1
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commands are not working in kernel 2.6.9


hi all
i hav just upgraded my kernel 2.4.26 to 2.6.9
after it ... i start getting these errors .....

Code:
bash-2.05b# rxvt
rxvt: could not obtain control of tty

bash-2.05b# xterm
xterm: Error 14, errno 21: Is a directory
Reason: spawn: open() failed on /dev/tty

bash-2.05b# man ls
Error executing formatting or display command.
System command /bin/bzip2 -c -d /usr/man/cat1/ls.1.bz2 | /usr/bin/less -is exited with status 256.

bash-2.05b# uname -a
Linux www 2.6.9 #1 SMP Sat Nov 6 14:21:03 UTC 2004 i686 unknown unknown GNU/Linux

bash-2.05b# id
uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root),1(bin),2(daemon),3(sys),4(adm),6(disk),10(wheel),11(floppy)
bash-2.05b#
these commands r working fine in my old kernel ....
plz help me ....
 
Old 11-07-2004, 03:39 PM   #2
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In your kernel config, look for these, and if they're different, try setting yours this way:
Code:
CONFIG_UNIX98_PTYS=y
# CONFIG_LEGACY_PTYS is not set
You could also try recreating /dev/tty:
Code:
mknod -m 666 /dev/tty c 5 0
 
Old 11-07-2004, 04:46 PM   #3
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thankx faralen

mknod -m 666 /dev/tty c 5 0
worked .....
 
Old 11-08-2004, 07:27 AM   #4
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faralen, it works for me....... temporarily that is
however same problem once i reboot..
also, i have to do a rm -rf /dev/tty before i can execute the mknod command..
any suggestions?
thanx!
 
Old 11-11-2004, 07:12 PM   #5
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what I did to fix it was add the following to the end of my /etc/rc.d/rc.local file:

Code:
rm -rf /dev/tty
mknod -m 666 /dev/tty c 5 0
that way it fixes it at the very end of the bootup process each time you reboot.
 
Old 11-11-2004, 09:01 PM   #6
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yeah i had done the same...just wanted to know if there was some alternate way of doing it cause that method seemed kinda 'crude'
 
Old 11-12-2004, 01:12 AM   #7
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the udev method works brilliantly :

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...postid=1247761
 
Old 11-21-2004, 10:19 PM   #8
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I found the answer. I had the exact same problem. You can fix it in the kernel. In Device Drivers / Character Devices / BSD unix PTY (not exact name, like third one down). Make sure this is disabled. Once i disabled it I could run aterm in peace and harmony.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 01:04 PM   #9
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CONFIG_LEGACY_PTYS

http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/lin...09.1/2765.html

seemed to do the trick for me.
 
  


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