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nvysel24 01-15-2008 02:08 PM

There was an error creating the child process for this terminal
 
ok so im definitely a newbie at this but im having a major problem w/ my gnome-terminal it was working fine then i stated to compile linux source so i could go on my way with aircrack-ng and the terminal stopped working it says ...'There was an error creating the child process for this terminal" i have installed it resintsalled it uninstalled it. googled it and found that it was bug 178164. im on ubuntu the "fix" i found didnt work i tried recopying the etc/fstab file editing it with the code it told me to. still nothing any help would be awesome

haydemon 08-07-2008 04:30 PM

"error creating child process for this terminal" error msg
 
Did you ever get an answer to this question? I just started having the same problem myself. Disheartening to see no one has responded to your post. Is this a bad sign?

thesource2 08-04-2009 08:34 AM

Hi. I had the same problem in Fedora 11 after latest updates. Try adding yourself to 'tty' group. Works for me.

Harry Wood 11-05-2010 02:34 PM

Thanks! That was the solution for me on ubuntu too. I believe this actually relates to a permissions problem when using VNC. So for any user who wants to do vnc'ing you'll need to (as root) do

Code:

adduser theusername tty
...and the users will need to kill their existing vncservers. Log in with a new SSH session (to pick up the new 'tty' group) and start new vncservers.

MooseMagnet 03-09-2011 10:23 AM

I get the messages "There was an error......" when it tries to update Flash Aid. Anyone else have that, or know what to do about it?


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