Bug 4940 - xterm won't start
Summary: xterm won't start
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
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Version: 6.0
Hardware: All Linux
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Reported: 1999-09-06 14:24 UTC by rife
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-07 14:00:14 UTC
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Description rife 1999-09-06 14:24:44 UTC
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 15:22:59 UTC
I found the fix for this problem at

http://linux.netnerve.com/fix/ptys.html

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-07 14:00:59 UTC
make sure you have the devpts filesystem mounted.


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