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Old 04-11-2006, 06:42 PM   #1
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Question gnomme-terminal error

Hii linux'ers
I have a problem about my gnome-terminal,
why if i'm start gnome-terminal with user privileges, i'm got message error like this:

There was an error creating the child process for this terminal.

But... if i'm login with root privileges and start gnome-terminal its work ok.
I can use gnome-terminal normally.

How can fix it ??

Thx before

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Old 04-13-2006, 01:37 PM   #3
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Thx for respon Alien_Hominid.
I'm found this thread on uncle google n try to my linux box.

Hi all,
i’m stumped here. i successfully installed debian/unstable with 2.6
kernel. my friend wanted to install debian/unstable in his IBM X20
laptop. i followed the same procedure, that i used in my desktop, but
got stuck with the /dev/pts problem.
when i open gnome-terminal, i get the error message “there was an error
creating the child process for this terminal”. i searched and found that
it is related to pseudo terminals which is supposed to be mounted
automatically by udev. since it didn’t happen i created a line in
/etc/fstab as
none /dev/pts devpts defaults 0 0
still when i boot it doesn’t mount, so i had to manually mount as
mount /dev/pts
and then gnome-terminal or xterm will work.
in my desktop i don’t have any line in the fstab for this /dev/pts but
still it mounts automatically every time it boots.
i’m completely lost


Jayachandran Kamaraj Registered Linux User :341946
Registered Machine :230996

I'm adding the this line on my /etc/fstab

devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0

and my gnome-terminal is work again


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