[K12OSN] XFree fatal error 104

Terrell Prude', Jr. microman at cmosnetworks.com
Fri May 7 11:55:14 UTC 2004

I just took a look at two of mine.  One's running K12LTSP 2.1.2, and the 
other's running K12LTSP 3.1.2.  Here's what I get, in both cases (only 
the dates differ):

-bash-2.05b$ ls -l tty?
crw--w----    1 root     root       4,   0 Jan 30  2003 tty0
crw-------    1 root     root       4,   1 May  3 09:47 tty1
crw-------    1 root     root       4,   2 May  3 09:47 tty2
crw-------    1 root     root       4,   3 May  3 09:47 tty3
crw-------    1 root     root       4,   4 May  3 09:47 tty4
crw-------    1 root     root       4,   5 May  3 09:47 tty5
crw-------    1 root     root       4,   6 May  3 09:47 tty6
crw--w----    1 root     root       4,   7 Apr 30 16:16 tty7
crw--w----    1 root     tty        4,   8 Jan 30  2003 tty8
crw--w----    1 root     tty        4,   9 Jan 30  2003 tty9

Notice that I have a "tty7" entry, and also notice the permissions on 
it.  My Mandrake 9.2 box also goes up to tty9, BTW.  Since your listing 
stopped at tty6, we have one of two options that I can think of to try out.

1.)  Make a new device node for tty7.  That's kinda ugly, and I'll have 
to go remind myself how to do it (it's been a while).

2.)  Try changing permissions on one of the other tty's to match what my 
tty7 has on it.  Given that the UID and GID are both root, it shouldn't 
make a difference, but it's worth a shot.  I'd try it with tty's 4 and 6 
first, since that's what your XFree86.0.log file shows that X11 is 
trying before it dies.

If 2.) doesn't do the trick, then let us know, and I'll go dust off how 
to make device nodes.  :-)


Bert Rolston wrote:

>Hi Terrell,
>Only works on the F2 & F3 keys.
>However, if I press the ENTER key on screens F1, F4 - F7 THEN I get a
>login prompt.
>I can login as root but startx doesn't work. I get the same error
>On Thu, 2004-05-06 at 23:28, Terrell Prude', Jr. wrote:
>>Now this is interesting, because, by default, XFree86 uses VT #7 instead 
>>of 4.  Let's see if you actually have a VTY 4 running on your box.  At 
>>your command prompt, hit Ctrl-Alt-F2, Ctrl-Alt-F3, etc. all the way 
>>through Ctrl-Alt-F7.  You should see the "ttyx" part change numbers (e. 
>>g. tty1, tty2).  Assuming that you do see them, try actually logging in 
>>at each one of them.  Let us know how this goes.

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