Pseudo-TTY Issues with FBSD 10 Snapshot?

Janky Jay, III jankyj at
Tue Jun 4 16:01:54 UTC 2013

Hi Dimitry,

On 06/04/2013 12:44 AM, Dimitry Andric wrote:
> 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:
> pty_load="YES"
> so it will auto-load at boot time.
> -Dimitry

	Thanks for the reply. I figured it would be something like this if the
ptys were no longer available in FBSD10. I'll give this a shot later
tonight and update the list with my findings.

Janky Jay, III

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