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Re: xgterm out of ptys?



Oh, that sounds promising. I'll check out the xgterm source. Otherwise,
a kernel rebuild is no biggie, either. ;-) Thanks!

Cheers,
.....G

On Fri, 2004-06-18 at 02:56, T. 'Nifty New Hat' Mitchell wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at 11:05:41PM -0400, 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?
> 
> There was some noise about code that expects older (BSD?) style ptys
> by default CONFIG_LEGACY_PTYS is not set in FC2.
> 
> Do you have a pointer to xgterm source?
>    i.e. where did your package come from.
> 
> If it is the difference in the way pty's are used then rebuilding the
> kernel or fixing xgterm are both possible solutions.
> 
> With luck the pty code in xgterm is set with a make configure thing
> and make.
> 
> 
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