Re: tty->count ?

Theodore Y. Ts'o (
Wed, 3 Jul 1996 15:58:57 -0400

Date: Wed, 3 Jul 1996 02:50:19 -0400 (EDT)
From: Jon Lewis <>

Hmm...I haven't created any new tty files. On majors 2 and 3 I have only
floppies and hd's. Is there another possible explanation?

The other possible cause of this is to make sure that /dev/console
doesn't have the major, minor device numbers of a pty. For some reason
XFree86 likes to muck with /dev/console, and that can cause confusion if
XFree86 doesn't have a chance to cleanly shutdown itself.

- Ted