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SubjectRe: xterm: no available ptys
On Mon, Nov 06, 2000 at 12:37:38PM -0800, 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.

Did you mount /dev/pts, which is usually done with a line in /etc/fstab:

none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=0622 0 0

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