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Re: xgterm out of ptys?



It doesn't appear to be permissions. They're all 666, root, tty 2.

Cheers,
.....G

On Thu, 2004-06-17 at 23:05, C. Linus Hicks wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-06-17 at 22:47, Gordon Campbell wrote:
> > I've just run across a problem that I need to fix for my department head
> > ASAP.
> > 
> > He's planning to use an astronimical image processing package called IRAF
> > that  relies upon xgterm for funtionality. The problem is that when you
> > try to run xgterm on his machine it hesitate, then reports that there are
> > "no more available ptys".
> > 
> > I'm completely stumped by this and haven't been able to find anythint
> > recent to help. He's running Core 2, completely up to date, on a Dell
> > Inspiron 8200. I checked my desktop machine, also running up to date Core
> > 2, and it has the identical issue. Two other Core 1 machines don't have
> > the problem.
> > 
> > I'd be most grateful for any information or pointers. Thanks.
> 
> It may be a permissions issue. Have you checked /dev/pty* to see if they
> are read/write for the user in question?
> -- 
> C. Linus Hicks <lhicks nc rr com>
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