Unlocking terminals manually......?

Unlocking terminals manually......?

Post by Paul Jam » Wed, 10 Jan 1996 04:00:00

I want to be able to unlock pseudo terminals (ttypXX) without going into

I'd like to add this functionality to an admin type of users menu,
without giving them all the access that sysadmsh allows them.

On the other hand, is there a way that I can restrict the functionality
of sysadmsh when run by an admin user?

Paul James


1. Manually unlock /dev/dsp ?


Sometimes an application crashes but leaves /dev/dsp locked (when I
want to play sound with xmms etc. I get the error message that
/dev/dsp is unavailable). Is there any way to manually unlock it ?

When I do /sbin/fuser /dev/dsp no processes are shown, but I still
cannot use /dev/dsp. ?

Or are there any other ways around it ? I use neither aRts nor esd (I
found that both are not supported by very many applications yet), but
use the direct OSS.

Btw, I'm running RH7.1 with the 2.4.7 Kernel, and I use the soundchip
included on my MSI K7T-Turbo (VIA 82C686 Chipset).

thanks for any help, PMK

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