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SubjectRe: xterm: no available ptys
On Mon, 6 Nov 2000, Paul Powell wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I have created a trimmed down /dev directory to be
> used with my custom bootable Linux CD. I've run into
> a problem where I can't start an xterm. I get the
> error...
>
> xterm: no available ptys
>
> I'm not sure which device I'm missing in /dev. I'm no
> expert on how the tty's and stuff work so feel free to
> fill me in. Everything else seems to work fine on the
> CD.
>
> Here is what my /dev directory looks like now:
>
> /dev:
> console
> cua0
> cua1
> cua2
> cua3
> fb
> fb0
> fb1
> fb2
> fb3
> fb4
> fb5
> fb6
> fb7
> fd0
> fd1
> hda
> hdb
> hdc
> hdd
> kmem
> listing
> mem
> mouse
> null
> psaux
> pts
> |...0

I'm missing ptmx. You NEED a writable /dev/pts dir.



Igmar

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