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todd93
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:25 pm    Post subject: terminal won't start[SOLVED] Reply with quote

Hi, I'm having trouble getting a terminal to run in my environment, not sure what the problem is. When I start a terminal, I get the following error:

Code:

There was an error creating the child process for this terminal
getpt failed: No such file or directory

not sure what to do to solve this. I've tried searching it out, but no luck. I can ssh in from another machine, however, and am able to emerge and do anything else from there, it's just a little strange.

I would appreciate any help I can get.

Thanks

Todd


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your problem may be similar to the discussion on this thread:
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-940114-highlight-udevinitscripts.html

I had the exact error and just re-emerged udev-init-scripts to fix it.

Hope this helps!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Btoo for the advice! I was going to try that, but when I booted back into my environment, I tried the terminal again and it works now! I assume that emerge fixed the problem itself, even though I was unable to open the terminal inside the environment, I was able to ssh in from another machine and continue to emerge --sync, and emerge -uDNv world regularly. I don't recall seeing udev-init-scripts any of the times I did that, but I could have very easily overlooked it.

This one solved itself!! I guess it's a testament to the importance of keeping your system up to date!

Thanks

Todd
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