Devpts

Michael Konrad mkonrad at syr.edu
Wed Jun 28 12:15:46 PDT 2000


I don't have group 5 tty on my lfs system but I tried it with just the mode. I
did not get any error messages when mounting devpts, but my system hangs and
there is no login prompt.

When I put the tty's in dev I get a login prompt.

-Michael


"Thomas T. Veldhouse" wrote:

> I found it.  My previous answer was incomplete:
>
> Compile your kernel with CONFIG_UNIX98_PTYS and CONFIG_DEVPTS_FS.
> mknod /dev/ptmx c 5 2
> chmod 666 /dev/ptmx
> mkdir /dev/pts
>
> Add to /etc/fstab:
> none            /dev/pts        devpts gid=5,mode=620    0 0
>
> -   (Note:  gid=5 is applicable for Red Hat systems for which group "tty"
> has
> -   gid 5.  Adjust according to your distribution.  Use mode=600 if you want
> -   "mesg n" to be default.)
>
> mount /dev/pts
>
> Tom Veldhouse
> veldy at veldy.net
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Gerard Beekmans <gerard at linuxfromscratch.org>
> To: <lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2000 11:17 AM
> Subject: Re: Devpts
>
> >
> >
> > > Has anyone looked into using devpts for consoles? What I don't
> > > understand is that in the devices.txt it says that tty is obsoleted, but
> > > it doesn't tell you how to use/change inittab so agetty/getty uses
> > > /dev/pts.
> >
> > I believe agetty has to be compiled to use Unix98 PTY's instead of the
> > old obsolete tty's. Not sure how to do that though, never got around to
> > do that.
> >
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