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Bug 62487 - Starting programs like "gpm" and "links" in a /dev/tty console gives a 'gpm' error
Starting programs like "gpm" and "links" in a /dev/tty console gives a 'gpm' ...
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: gpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: wdovlrrw
David Lawrence
: 63437 100675 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2002-04-01 12:03 EST by Peter van Egdom
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:41 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2002-04-01 12:03:40 EST
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Description Peter van Egdom 2002-04-01 12:03:36 EST
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Description of problem:
Starting programs like "links" or "mc" in a virtual console gives an error
reported by "gpm" :

*** debug ***: [/usr/src/build/78046-i386/BUILD/gpm-1.20.0/src/liblow.c(202)]:
VC: 0
info: [/usr/src/build/78046-i386/BUILD/gpm-1.20.0/src/liblow.c(446)]:
Warning: closing connection

Running "links" or "mc" as root gives a slightly shorter error message :

*** debug ***: [/usr/src/build/78046-i386/BUILD/gpm-1.20.0/src/liblow.c(202)]:
VC: 0

Disabling "gpm" (/etc/rc.d/init.d/gpm stop) and then running "mc" or "links"
gives another kind of error :

*** debug ***: [/usr/src/build/78046-i386/BUILD/gpm-1.20.0/src/liblow.c(202)]:
VC: 0
info: [/usr/src/build/78046-i386/BUILD/gpm-1.20.0/src/liblow.c(319)]:
/dev/gpmctl: No such file or directory
=== ERROR ===: [/usr/src/build/78046-i386/BUILD/gpm-1.20.0/src/liblow.c(326)]:
/dev/gpmctl: No such file or directory
=== ERROR ===: [/usr/src/build/78046-i386/BUILD/gpm-1.20.0/src/liblow.c(370)]:
Oh, oh, it's an error! possibly I die!

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. go to a virtual console (ctrl-alt-f4).
2. log in 
3. start links with "links 2>foobar"
4. "cat foobar" and observe error

Actual Results:  file called foobar is created with the error from 'gpm'

Expected Results:  Links or Midnight Commander should have started normally
without giving the 'gpm' error

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-04-01 16:22:55 EST
This particular error was fixed in 1.20.0-2.
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2004-07-05 18:23:46 EDT
*** Bug 63437 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2004-07-05 18:25:20 EDT
*** Bug 100675 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Barry K. Nathan 2004-07-05 19:57:12 EDT
There's another annoying gpm error message that still shows up in
aumix. I guess I'll file another bug for it (although I'm not going to
do that yet because I first need to see if someone else has already
filed another bug).

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