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Re: [SLE] KDE trouble
  • From: gaf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Jerry Feldman)
  • Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2000 09:32:15 -0400
  • Message-id: <200004021332.JAA28587@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

SuSE was a bit to agressive on permissions on pseudo terminals in 6.3.
There is an update that actually fixes this.
Go to the SuSE update site:
In Series A:
devs (150 Kb) 03-Dec-99 devs 99.12.3: Pty devices now with rights 666
You can do this directly with YaST.
Or you can manually change the permissions of /dev/pty* to 666.
for example, as root:
cd /dev
chmod 666 pty*

Andres Pereira wrote:
> Hi, when I try to run KConsole,xterm or Netscape as a normal user,not
> root, I got this message: "Can't open a pseudo teletype". How can I fix
> this? What's a pseudo teletype?
> I'm using SuSE 6.3 and KDE 1.1.2

Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
Boston Linux and Unix user group

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