X can't find free VT

X can't find free VT

Post by Dave Facia » Sat, 30 Dec 1995 04:00:00



When I start up xdm (runlevel 4 in /etc/inittab) I am getting the
following kernel messages continuously in syslog:

Dec 29 02:12:42 xxxx kernel: Warning: dev (04:c1) tty->count(2) != #fd's(3) in release_dev
Dec 29 02:12:42 xxxx kernel: Warning: dev (04:c1) tty->count(2) != #fd's(3) in tty_open

If I start X from runlevel 5 without xdm I get an error "can't find free VT"
If I start X as "X vt6" it starts fine.

I am running the basic Slackware 3.0 distribution.

What is the problem here? Any help is appreciated.

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