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Bug 4940 - xterm won't start
xterm won't start
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
6.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-09-06 10:24 EDT by rife
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-07 10:00:14 EDT
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Description rife 1999-09-06 10:24:44 EDT
After upgrading a Red Hat 5.1 system to Red Hat 6.0 using
the upgrade procedure as outlined in the manual,
xterm and xterm-color will not start when chosen from the
gnome menu. They leave a core file after failing to start.
Running the gnome terminal does bring up a window but there
is no shell running in it and the window stays blank.
Comment 1 rife 1999-09-06 11:22:59 EDT
I found the fix for this problem at

http://linux.netnerve.com/fix/ptys.html
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-07 10:00:59 EDT
make sure you have the devpts filesystem mounted.

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