can't find a free VT (X-free) ????

can't find a free VT (X-free) ????

Post by Michael Schmi » Fri, 06 Aug 1993 02:25:13

Starting X-Free 1.2 I've got the error-message
        can't find a free VT

Does anyone knows about my problem.  ???

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1. XFree2.0 Can't find free VT problem

I'm having this problem with both Xfree1.3 & the newer install of
XFree2.0 for linux.  It works fine for a while but then I get the
following output when I try the start the server:

XFree86 Version 2.0 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 5000)
Operating System: Linux
Configured drivers:
  Mach32: accelerated server for ATI Mach32 graphics adaptors (Patchlevel 0)

Fatal server error:
xf86OpenConsole: Cannot find a free VT

xinit:  No such file or directory (errno 2):  unexpected signal 13

Has anyone one else had this problem? Can it be fixed? How do I free
up a VT?

When I had this problem with the SLS 1.04 supplied XFree1.3, the
only way the fix it was to re-install the OS from scratch! When I
had the problem, I grabbed a copy of XFree2.0 and installed it over
the XFree1.3 and it didn't help. This leads me to believe that is
has somthing to do with the OS (something in /dev maybe???) and not
with X.

Please HELP!!!!! (if you can...)

Thanks in advance.

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