Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1304885
gnome-terminal fails to launch with error
Last modified: 2017-02-04 00:36:24 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.
Terminal launches with above error and no shell prompt.
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)
Is /dev/pts properly mounted?