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Bug 1304885 - gnome-terminal fails to launch with error [NEEDINFO]
gnome-terminal fails to launch with error
Status: NEW
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gnome-terminal (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Debarshi Ray
Desktop QE
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Reported: 2016-02-04 16:58 EST by Christopher Page
Modified: 2017-02-04 00:36 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Christopher Page 2016-02-04 16:58:56 EST
Description of problem: 

After GUI login, attempts to launch gnome-terminal generate the following error:

"There was an error creating the child process for this terminal.

grantpt failed: Operation not permitted." 

Konsole and xterm launch normally.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 3.14.3

How reproducible: 100% on all systems tested so far (5+).

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in to GUI session.
2. Launch "Terminal" either by right-click or from menu.

Actual results:

Terminal launches with above error and no shell prompt.

Expected results:

Terminal launches without error.

Additional info: mount entry for devpts:

devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,seclabel,gid=5,mode=620,ptmxmode=000)
Comment 2 Debarshi Ray 2016-05-11 10:11:51 EDT
Is /dev/pts properly mounted?

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