[oclug] Re: can't locate module char-major-5 -- SOLUTION
je_linux at kronos.honk.org
Tue Jan 16 08:17:28 EST 2001
At 04:47 PM 01/15/01, you wrote:
>] Well, since I upgraded from 2.1r2 to 2.2 (via apt-get
>] 5 char Alternate TTY devices
>] 2 = /dev/ptmx PTY master multiplex
> Ok, google failed me, but Raymond pointed me to the *very* busy
>(on a workday afteroon?) and *frantic* irc channel #debian on
>irc.openprojects.net, and I got satisfaction.
> *** I need to put "Unix98 PTY support" in my kernel. I guess the
>updated rxvt I got is looking for it.
Makes sense. I usually turn off Unix 98 PTY as I see no use for it -
normal tty's work just as well, so why the switch?
> Also learned: after you do a "apt-get dist-upgrade", you *must
>must must must* update your dpkg database!
That's Debian for ya. It's an evil OS, I say. I wonder if that critical
tidbit of information is documented somewhere? Ah... I won't be _that_
hard on it... those _other_ OSes aren't all that well documented either.
I only fire up Debian for two reasons: 1. I'm slightly masochistic and
want some real pain at the end of my day. 2) I'm too lazy to pull my data
off the partition and install a real version of Linux. 3) I'm a Taurus -
I'm stubborn. Okay, three reasons.
Alright, so I'm grumpy this am. My back hurts, it's snowing and I haven't
had my coffee yet.
Fighting a holy war is like killing each other over who has the better
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