Pseudo-TTY Issues with FBSD 10 Snapshot?

Dimitry Andric dim at
Tue Jun 4 06:44:38 UTC 2013

On Jun 4, 2013, at 06:52, Janky Jay <jankyj at> wrote:
> So, I'm unsure if this is related to a difference in pseudo TTY's yet or
> not, but I'm having a very strange issue that I've never encountered
> before. Details as follows:
>    Fresh install of FBSD 10
> FreeBSD 10.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 10.0-CURRENT #0: Mon
> May 13 00:54:58 UTC 2013   
> root at  amd64)
>    I've installed XFCE4 and Fluxbox as a play-around/test WM along with
> x11/aterm. Everything seems to be working perfectly aside from the fact
> that I can no longer use the 'aterm' command. Any time I try to start an
> instance of 'aterm', I get the following error:
> aterm: ca't open pseudo-tty
> aterm: aborting

Have you tried "kldload pty" ?  This should work for apps that still
require ptys.  If that works, put the following in /boot/loader.conf:


so it will auto-load at boot time.


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