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Dear all, I installed 5.0.1 Knoppix on my hard drive. The machine is a Centrino Duo configuration. Now, everything worked great until I compiled the newest kernel - 2.6.17.9 (Sounds ...
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    Angry PTY problem on hd knoppix install


    Dear all,

    I installed 5.0.1 Knoppix on my hard drive. The machine is a Centrino Duo configuration. Now, everything worked great until I compiled the newest kernel - 2.6.17.9 (Sounds familiar? . First thing that bumped in was a message from KDE Konsole - "Konsole unable to open PTY. ... likely due to an incorrect configuration of the PTY devices ...". Second thing I noticed is at the end of a boot process - ".... Udev requires a mounted sysfs ... Failed" ( the last word in red letters). Does this mean that stupid udev does not work (i hate udev)? How to fix the situation?

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    re:

    ran into a lot of problem with Knoppix 5 and udev

    had to go with Knoppix 4.0.2 and no issues so far

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    well, this was a long time ago, think i recompiled udev also and it worked. however now i'm running debian sarge which also required some tweaking to work on my configuration but now everything is ok

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    same with me

    I have got the same problem. I also installed Knoppix 5.1.1 onto my harddisk
    and udev reports that error upon bootup.

    I would be very happy if someone solved this issue.

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    For me worked this solution

    I copied this section from /etc/init.d/knoppix-autostart

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    # Use udev for SOME of the "hotpluggable" stuff.

    echo -n "${BLUE}Iniciando la detección hardware hot-plug de ${MAGENTA}udev${GREEN} ... ${NORMAL}"
    mkdir -p /media
    RUNLEVEL=S /etc/init.d/udev start >/dev/null 2>&1
    RC="$?"
    # udev postconfig
    # /etc/init.d/udev uses /etc/udev/links.conf to create persistent links,
    # but I just don't trust a config file with an inline comment that says
    # "this file doesn't exist"... -KK
    [ -c /dev/null ] || mknod -m 666 /dev/null c 1 3
    [ -c /dev/zero ] || mknod -m 666 /dev/zero c 1 5 >/dev/null 2>&1
    [ -c /dev/console ] || mknod -m 660 /dev/console c 5 1 >/dev/null 2>&1
    [ -d /dev/input ] || mkdir -p /dev/input >/dev/null 2>&1
    [ -d /dev/pts ] || mkdir -p /dev/pts >/dev/null 2>&1
    [ -d /dev/shm ] || mkdir -p /dev/shm >/dev/null 2>&1
    [ -c /dev/input/mice ] || mknod -m 660 /dev/input/mice c 13 63 >/dev/null 2>&1
    [ -L /dev/fd ] || ln -sf /proc/self/fd /dev/fd >/dev/null 2>&1
    [ -L /dev/stdin ] || ln -sf /proc/self/fd/0 /dev/stdin >/dev/null 2>&1
    [ -L /dev/stdout ] || ln -sf /proc/self/fd/1 /dev/stdout >/dev/null 2>&1
    [ -L /dev/stderr ] || ln -sf /proc/self/fd/2 /dev/stderr >/dev/null 2>&1
    [ -c /dev/ppp ] || mknod -m 660 /dev/ppp c 108 0 >/dev/null 2>&1
    for i in 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7; do
    [ -b /dev/loop$i ] || mknod -m 660 /dev/loop$i b 7 $i >/dev/null 2>&1
    done
    modprobe capability >/dev/null 2>&1

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    and saved as /etc/init.d/hardwaredetection.sh

    then i made it executable:

    chmod a+x /etc/init.d/hardwaredetection.sh

    finally i made a softlink to /etc/rcS.d for it to be started at system boot:

    ln -sf /etc/init.d/hardwaredetection.sh /etc/rcS.d/S60hardwaredetection.sh

    Now Konsole works with any user

    Hope this help

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