/dev/pts

Collins Richey richey3 at wt.net
Sun Jul 2 19:15:29 PDT 2000


On Sun, 02 Jul 2000, justin at j-catter.demon.co.uk wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 02, 2000 at 02:39:36PM -0800, you wrote:
> > > What's that line with /dev/pts doing?
> > 
> > I have absolutly no idea!  It was in my previous distro's fstab.  Mounts
> > just fine though, (after i created a /dev/pts directory)
> > 
> > perhaps someone else could enlighten us....
> > 
> It's something to do with psuedo terminals. If you do make menuconfig
> there is a help on PTY support that explains further under the section
> 'Character Devices'. I've always left it out, there is another part of it
> somewhere but I can't find it. What I mean is there used to be the
> character device you could build as a module and another part under
> 'General Setup' or somewhere that configured the /dev/pts that could
> receive pty's.... well, thats how I understood it. 
> 
 
On my Caldera systems, X won't run without the devpts system
being mounted.

Collins
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