can't run konsole - pty problems ?

Martin Koller m.koller at
Sat Jul 30 23:06:10 BST 2005


I just installed KDE 3.5 libs+base (I was running KDE 3.4 before), and now I 
can no longer run konsole, as it gives the following error:

Konsole is unable to open a PTY (pseudo teletype). It is likely that this is 
due to an incorrect configuration of the PTY devices. Konsole needs to have 
read/write access to the PTY devices.

BTW: I'm running as root.

xterm runs fine and and "tty" gives e.g. /dev/pts/49
so I assume PTY works as expected.
(I also checked my kernel and I have PTY_Unix98 activated, but not old style 
Was there any major change in this area between 3.4 and 3.5 ?
Any hints how to solve this ?

Thanks a lot.
Best regards/Schöne Grüße

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