Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 489166
/dev/console should be owned by group tty
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:22:41 EST
...otherwise "mesg y" warns about that.
If mesg is wrong, please reassign this bug to the sysvinit-tools component.
hmm, I can't reproduce that... how did you end up with /dev/console?? normally you have /dev/tty[123456..] or /dev/pts/[123456..]
(In reply to comment #1)
> hmm, I can't reproduce that... how did you end up with /dev/console?? normally
> you have /dev/tty[123456..] or /dev/pts/[123456..]
Oh, gosh. It only happens when you boot in single user mode.
I believe I see what Bernie mentioned (although I don't think /dev/console is the problem).
F10 works correctly:
$ mesg y
$ ls -l /dev/pts/1
crw--w---- 1 emcnabb tty 136, 1 2009-04-07 22:08 /dev/pts/1
However, the latest Rawhide (20090407) shows:
$ mesg y
mesg: error: tty device is not owned by group `tty'
$ ls -l /dev/pts/8
crw--w---- 1 emcnabb emcnabb 136, 8 2009-04-07 22:09 /dev/pts/8
This only happens on locally opened terminals. If I ssh in it does set the tty group correctly. For example, pts/0 and pts/1 are gnome-terminal sessions, and pts/10 is a ssh connection:
$ ls -l /dev/pts/*
crw--w---- 1 emcnabb emcnabb 136, 0 2009-04-07 22:05 /dev/pts/0
crw--w---- 1 emcnabb emcnabb 136, 1 2009-04-07 18:14 /dev/pts/1
crw--w---- 1 emcnabb tty 136, 10 2009-04-07 22:09 /dev/pts/10
I hope this helps.
udev never sets the permission to the user... it's login or consolehelper which does this.
Ah, ok - I didn't realize that. Can you reassign this to the correct component? (ConsoleKit I assume)
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
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Any idea how to fix this? Since it worked in F10, I can't imagine it's a tough problem. Hell, it's probably a one-liner.
I'd even look at it if someone could point me at the source.
(In reply to comment #8)
> Any idea how to fix this? Since it worked in F10, I can't imagine it's a tough
> problem. Hell, it's probably a one-liner.
> I'd even look at it if someone could point me at the source.
Are you the same Randell Jesup who wrote substantial parts of AmigaOS?
(sorry for the offtopic)
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