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Description of problem:
Since upgrading my RH 7.1 system to util-linux-2.11f-11.7.1.i386.rpm, I
often (not always) loose the controlling tty when logging in on a console.
This annoys programs like su,ssh and xggi that need a controlling tty for
various reasons. You have the problem, if you get
[becka@cupido becka]$ cat </dev/tty
bash: /dev/tty: No such device or address
right after logging in. The problem dis-/reappears in a random fashion with
each new login. Going back to /bin/login from
util-linux-2.10s-13.7.i386.rpm (only the login binary was fetched form
there) fixes it. Seemingly the fix for Bug 51646 has an unwanted side
effect. Note, that I am using fbdev with the matrox driver. Kernel version
has no influence (tried with 2.4.2 and 2.4.9 from source RPM).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in on a VT on a machine running the abovementioned configuration.
2. enter cat </dev/tty
Actual Results: bash: /dev/tty: No such device or address
Expected Results: The cat should have echoed typed characters. Break with
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 54741 ***