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    SubjectRe: Strange terminal problem with 2.5.6[8-9]
    On Thu, 2003-05-22 at 03:36, Matthew Harrell wrote:
    > :
    > : The last working kernel I had under my X windows system was 2.5.67-bk7. After
    > : that point every 2.5.6[8-9] and bk patch has had one major problem on my
    > : laptop - when I bring up a gnome-terminal or xterm the console prompt never
    > : shows up. The terminals just hang with a blinking cursor but I never get
    > : a prompt. If I reboot with the same setup into my 2.5.67 or any previous
    > : kernel then everything works fine.
    > :
    > : This is a Debian Sid system running gnome2. Any ideas?
    > :
    > This problem still exists with all current bk patches for 2.5.69. I'm not
    > even sure where to look for the problem. Since nobody else has reported a
    > problem I'm going to boot back to an older, working kernel and assume the
    > problem as something to do with the configuration I'm using (attached below).
    > If anyone has any ideas just let me know and I'll give them a try

    2.5.68 and later have depreciated devpts support in devfs. Thus
    you have to enable:


    and mount it during boot. Easy way is just to add to fstab:

    none /dev/pts devpts defaults 0 0


    Martin Schlemmer

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