Re: 2 2.6.0-test1 issues

From: Barry K. Nathan (
Date: Wed Jul 16 2003 - 05:52:36 EST

On Wed, Jul 16, 2003 at 06:38:51AM -0400, Robert L. Harris wrote:
> I can SSH out of my 2.6.0-test1 box (IPv4 and IPv6). When I try to ssh
> in though I get a prompt for a passphrase like normal but once I enter
> it nothing happens it just hangs there.
> On bootup I get multiple FATAL messages about tty and ttyS. They're
> scattered throughout the startup process and don't seem tied to any
> particular init scripts.

Make sure you have a line in /etc/fstab for /dev/pts, like the

none /dev/pts devpts defaults 0 0

My recollection is that I've seen this happen with at least some 2.4
kernels as well, so it's not a 2.6-specific thing. I may not be
remembering correctly, however.

Also note that some distributions will go ahead and mount /dev/pts
without having a line for it in /etc/fstab, so this isn't needed for all
Linux boxes.

-Barry K. Nathan <>
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