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beltucadros
Ok im back with yet another problem. Xterm will not open, normally this is not a problem but i have switched to PEKWM rather than kde, which is where this gets tricky. in PEK i have to use Xterm to open any progs. so you can see my problem. I am lucky enough that PEK has a Mozilla Menu other wise i wouldn't be sending this. so here is the error i get. because trying to open xterm now makes xorg die.

xterm: Error 14, errno 21: Is a directory
Reason: spawn: open() failed on /dev/tty

I recently re-compiled to kernel 2.6.10 from 2.4.*, running slackware 10 anyhelpful hints would be great.
Hemant
Can you just post the output of the command..
$strace xterm


Because the error you are getting is quite weird,so i guess your configurations are scrwed.
beltucadros
Here is the out put:
$ strace xterm
execve("/usr/X11R6/bin/xterm", ["xterm"], [/* 45 vars */]) = 0
brk(0) = 0x808e000
old_mmap(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x40015000
open("/etc/ld.so.preload", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/etc/ld.so.cache", O_RDONLY) = 3
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=87071, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 87071, PROT_READ, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0x40016000
close(3) = 0
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/libXft.so.2", O_RDONLY) = 3
read(3, "177ELF111331360<"..., 1024) = 1024
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=72344, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 70952, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0x4002c000
mprotect(0x4003d000, 1320, PROT_NONE) = 0
old_mmap(0x4003d000, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED, 3, 0x11000) = 0x4003d000
close(3) = 0
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/libfontconfig.so.1", O_RDONLY) = 3
read(3, "177ELF111331200202"..., 1024) = 1024
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=152320, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 158648, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0x4003e000
mprotect(0x40061000, 15288, PROT_NONE) = 0
old_mmap(0x40061000, 12288, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED, 3, 0x22000) = 0x40061000
old_mmap(0x40064000, 3000, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x40064000
close(3) = 0
open("/usr/lib/libfreetype.so.6", O_RDONLY) = 3
read(3, "177ELF111331320343"..., 1024) = 1024
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=415008, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 413292, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0x40065000
mprotect(0x400c3000, 28268, PROT_NONE) = 0
old_mmap(0x400c3000, 28672, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED, 3, 0x5e000) = 0x400c3000
close(3) = 0
open("/usr/lib/libexpat.so.0", O_RDONLY) = 3
read(3, "177ELF111331P!00"..., 1024) = 1024
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=126996, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 129828, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0x400ca000
mprotect(0x400e7000, 11044, PROT_NONE) = 0
old_mmap(0x400e7000, 12288, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED, 3, 0x1c000) = 0x400e7000
close(3) = 0
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/libXrender.so.1", O_RDONLY) = 3
read(3, "177ELF1113312025"..., 1024) = 1024
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=28596, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x400ea000
old_mmap(NULL, 31336, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0x400eb000
mprotect(0x400f2000, 2664, PROT_NONE) = 0
old_mmap(0x400f2000, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED, 3, 0x6000) = 0x400f2000
close(3) = 0
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/libXaw.so.7", O_RDONLY) = 3
read(3, "177ELF111331321"..., 1024) = 1024
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=368320, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 371340, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0x400f3000
mprotect(0x40147000, 27276, PROT_NONE) = 0
old_mmap(0x40147000, 28672, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED, 3, 0x53000) = 0x40147000
close(3) = 0
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/libXmu.so.6", O_RDONLY) = 3
read(3, "177ELF11133120K00"..., 1024) = 1024
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=90336, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 89388, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0x4014e000
mprotect(0x40163000, 3372, PROT_NONE) = 0
old_mmap(0x40163000, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED, 3, 0x15000) = 0x40163000
close(3) = 0
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/libXt.so.6", O_RDONLY) = 3
read(3, "177ELF111331260277"..., 1024) = 1024
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=329492, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 329308, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0x40164000
mprotect(0x401b1000, 13916, PROT_NONE) = 0
old_mmap(0x401b1000, 12288, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED, 3, 0x4d000) = 0x401b1000
old_mmap(0x401b4000, 1628, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x401b4000
close(3) = 0
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/libSM.so.6", O_RDONLY) = 3
read(3, "177ELF111331`"00"..., 1024) = 1024
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=31928, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 34760, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0x401b5000
mprotect(0x401bd000, 1992, PROT_NONE) = 0
old_mmap(0x401bd000, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED, 3, 0x7000) = 0x401bd000
close(3) = 0
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/libICE.so.6", O_RDONLY) = 3
read(3, "177ELF1113313607"..., 1024) = 1024
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=85920, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 95856, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0x401be000
mprotect(0x401d3000, 9840, PROT_NONE) = 0
old_mmap(0x401d3000, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED, 3, 0x14000) = 0x401d3000
old_mmap(0x401d4000, 5744, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x401d4000
close(3) = 0
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/libXpm.so.4", O_RDONLY) = 3
read(3, "177ELF111331p#00"..., 1024) = 1024
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=57428, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x401d6000
old_mmap(NULL, 59864, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0x401d7000
mprotect(0x401e5000, 2520, PROT_NONE) = 0
old_mmap(0x401e5000, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED, 3, 0xd000) = 0x401e5000
close(3) = 0
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/libXext.so.6", O_RDONLY) = 3
read(3, "177ELF111331000)00"..., 1024) = 1024
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=53496, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 56468, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0x401e6000
mprotect(0x401f3000, 3220, PROT_NONE) = 0
old_mmap(0x401f3000, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED, 3, 0xc000) = 0x401f3000
close(3) = 0
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.so.6", O_RDONLY) = 3
read(3, "177ELF111331P23100"..., 1024) = 1024
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=823944, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 817272, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0x401f4000
mprotect(0x402b9000, 10360, PROT_NONE) = 0
old_mmap(0x402b9000, 12288, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED, 3, 0xc5000) = 0x402b9000
close(3) = 0
open("/lib/libncurses.so.5", O_RDONLY) = 3
read(3, "177ELF111331340342"..., 1024) = 1024
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=253600, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 256236, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0x402bc000
mprotect(0x402f2000, 35052, PROT_NONE) = 0
old_mmap(0x402f2000, 36864, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED, 3, 0x35000) = 0x402f2000
close(3) = 0
open("/usr/lib/libutempter.so.0", O_RDONLY) = 3
read(3, "177ELF111331300t"..., 1024) = 1024
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=5668, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 4440, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0x402fb000
mprotect(0x402fc000, 344, PROT_NONE) = 0
old_mmap(0x402fc000, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED, 3, 0x1000) = 0x402fc000
close(3) = 0
open("/lib/libc.so.6", O_RDONLY) = 3
read(3, "177ELF111331360Y1"..., 1024) = 1024
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=1428497, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 1240228, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0x402fd000
mprotect(0x40425000, 27812, PROT_NONE) = 0
old_mmap(0x40425000, 20480, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED, 3, 0x127000) = 0x40425000
old_mmap(0x4042a000, 7332, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x4042a000
close(3) = 0
open("/usr/lib/libz.so.1", O_RDONLY) = 3
read(3, "177ELF11133100027"..., 1024) = 1024
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=66908, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x4042c000
old_mmap(NULL, 69632, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0x4042d000
mprotect(0x4043d000, 4096, PROT_NONE) = 0
old_mmap(0x4043d000, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED, 3, 0xf000) = 0x4043d000
close(3) = 0
open("/lib/libdl.so.2", O_RDONLY) = 3
read(3, "177ELF111331P3100"..., 1024) = 1024
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=11881, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 11516, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0x4043e000
mprotect(0x40440000, 3324, PROT_NONE) = 0
old_mmap(0x40440000, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED, 3, 0x1000) = 0x40440000
close(3) = 0
open("/lib/libgpm.so.1", O_RDONLY) = 3
read(3, "177ELF111331 3200"..., 1024) = 1024
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=19284, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 22920, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0x40441000
mprotect(0x40446000, 2440, PROT_NONE) = 0
old_mmap(0x40446000, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED, 3, 0x4000) = 0x40446000
close(3) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x40447000
munmap(0x40016000, 87071) = 0
brk(0) = 0x808e000
brk(0x808f000) = 0x808f000
brk(0) = 0x808f000
ioctl(0, SNDCTL_TMR_TIMEBASE or TCGETS, {B38400 opost isig icanon echo ...}) = 0
geteuid32() = 1000
getegid32() = 100
getuid32() = 1000
getgid32() = 100
setregid32(-1, 100) = 0
setresuid32(-1, 1000, -1) = 0
brk(0) = 0x808f000
brk(0x8091000) = 0x8091000
open("/etc/mtab", O_RDONLY) = 3
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=193, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 131072, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x40448000
read(3, "/dev/hda1 / reiserfs rw 0 0nproc"..., 131072) = 193
close(3) = 0
munmap(0x40448000, 131072) = 0
open("/proc/meminfo", O_RDONLY) = 3
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0444, st_size=0, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x40448000
read(3, "MemTotal: 252836 kBnMemFre"..., 1024) = 572
close(3) = 0
munmap(0x40448000, 4096) = 0
brk(0) = 0x8091000
brk(0x8092000) = 0x8092000
uname({sys="Linux", node="argona", ...}) = 0
socket(PF_FILE, SOCK_STREAM, 0) = 3
getrlimit(RLIMIT_NOFILE, {rlim_cur=1024, rlim_max=1024}) = 0
uname({sys="Linux", node="argona", ...}) = 0
uname({sys="Linux", node="argona", ...}) = 0
connect(3, {sa_family=AF_FILE, path="/tmp/.X11-unix/X0"}, 19) = 0
uname({sys="Linux", node="argona", ...}) = 0
fcntl64(3, F_SETFD, FD_CLOEXEC) = 0
access("/home/belatucadros/.Xauthority", R_OK) = 0
open("/home/belatucadros/.Xauthority", O_RDONLY) = 4
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0600, st_size=100, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 131072, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x40448000
read(4, "16argona01022MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-"..., 131072) = 100
close(4) = 0
munmap(0x40448000, 131072) = 0
brk(0) = 0x8092000
brk(0x8096000) = 0x8096000
writev(3, [{"lv2220", 12}, {"MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1", 18}, {"", 2}, {"'220!}2663i727627"#227215262215", 16}], 4) = 48
fcntl64(3, F_GETFL) = 0x2 (flags O_RDWR)
fcntl64(3, F_SETFL, O_RDWR|O_NONBLOCK) = 0
read(3, "1vK", 8) = 8
read(3, "`52363 23773773712437737717"..., 300) = 300
write(3, "75 2:10377377377b5f"..., 64) = 64
read(3, "12120230X 271"..., 32) = 32
read(3, "1103]1637t9008226"..., 32) = 32
brk(0) = 0x8096000
brk(0x809a000) = 0x809a000
readv(3, [{"*Box.background:t#eeeee6n*Box.fo"..., 14708}, {"", 0}], 2) = 14708
write(3, "2021", 4) = 4
read(3, "14377377?130X "..., 32) = 32
writev(3, [{"b5t 2", 8}, {"XKEYBOARD", 9}, {"", 3}], 3) = 20
read(3, "151223g251130X "..., 32) = 32
write(3, "22321", 8) = 8
read(3, "1161130X 271"..., 32) = 32
brk(0) = 0x809a000
brk(0x809b000) = 0x809b000
write(3, "205vCustom Init", 20) = 20
read(3, "17x1130X 271"..., 32) = 32
write(3, "205vCustom Data", 20) = 20
read(3, "110y1130X 271"..., 32) = 32
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/locale.alias", O_RDONLY) = 4
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0444, st_size=57378, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 131072, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x40448000
read(4, "#t$XdotOrg: xc/nls/locale.alias,"..., 131072) = 57378
read(4, "", 131072) = 0
close(4) = 0
munmap(0x40448000, 131072) = 0
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/locale.dir", O_RDONLY) = 4
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0444, st_size=30125, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 131072, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x40448000
read(4, "#t$XdotOrg: xc/nls/locale.dir,v "..., 131072) = 30125
close(4) = 0
munmap(0x40448000, 131072) = 0
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/C/XI18N_OBJS", O_RDONLY) = 4
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0444, st_size=333, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 131072, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x40448000
read(4, "# CATEGORY(XLC|XIM|OM)tSHARED_LI"..., 131072) = 333
read(4, "", 131072) = 0
close(4) = 0
munmap(0x40448000, 131072) = 0
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/lib/common/xlcDef.so.2", O_RDONLY) = 4
read(4, "177ELF11133120010"..., 1024) = 1024
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=7824, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 10744, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE, 4, 0) = 0x40448000
mprotect(0x4044a000, 2552, PROT_NONE) = 0
old_mmap(0x4044a000, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED, 4, 0x1000) = 0x4044a000
close(4) = 0
brk(0) = 0x809b000
brk(0x809c000) = 0x809c000
brk(0) = 0x809c000
brk(0x809d000) = 0x809d000
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/locale.alias", O_RDONLY) = 4
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0444, st_size=57378, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 131072, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x4044b000
read(4, "#t$XdotOrg: xc/nls/locale.alias,"..., 131072) = 57378
read(4, "", 131072) = 0
close(4) = 0
munmap(0x4044b000, 131072) = 0
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/locale.dir", O_RDONLY) = 4
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0444, st_size=30125, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 131072, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x4044b000
read(4, "#t$XdotOrg: xc/nls/locale.dir,v "..., 131072) = 30125
close(4) = 0
munmap(0x4044b000, 131072) = 0
access("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/C/XLC_LOCALE", R_OK) = 0
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/C/XLC_LOCALE", O_RDONLY) = 4
brk(0) = 0x809d000
brk(0x809e000) = 0x809e000
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0444, st_size=772, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 131072, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x4044b000
read(4, "# $Xorg: C,v 1.3 2000/08/17 19:"..., 131072) = 772
brk(0) = 0x809e000
brk(0x809f000) = 0x809f000
read(4, "", 131072) = 0
close(4) = 0
munmap(0x4044b000, 131072) = 0
brk(0) = 0x809f000
brk(0x80a2000) = 0x80a2000
brk(0) = 0x80a2000
brk(0x80a6000) = 0x80a6000
brk(0) = 0x80a6000
brk(0x80a7000) = 0x80a7000
brk(0) = 0x80a7000
brk(0x80a8000) = 0x80a8000
brk(0) = 0x80a8000
brk(0x80a9000) = 0x80a9000
brk(0) = 0x80a9000
brk(0x80aa000) = 0x80aa000
open("/usr/lib/locale/locale-archive", O_RDONLY|O_LARGEFILE) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/share/locale/locale.alias", O_RDONLY) = 4
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=2601, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 131072, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x4044b000
read(4, "# Locale name alias data base.n#"..., 131072) = 2601
read(4, "", 131072) = 0
close(4) = 0
munmap(0x4044b000, 131072) = 0
open("/usr/lib/locale/en_US/LC_IDENTIFICATION", O_RDONLY) = 4
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=370, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 370, PROT_READ, MAP_PRIVATE, 4, 0) = 0x4044b000
close(4) = 0
open("/usr/lib/locale/en_US/LC_MEASUREMENT", O_RDONLY) = 4
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=28, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 28, PROT_READ, MAP_PRIVATE, 4, 0) = 0x4044c000
close(4) = 0
open("/usr/lib/locale/en_US/LC_TELEPHONE", O_RDONLY) = 4
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=64, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 64, PROT_READ, MAP_PRIVATE, 4, 0) = 0x4044d000
close(4) = 0
open("/usr/lib/locale/en_US/LC_ADDRESS", O_RDONLY) = 4
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=160, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 160, PROT_READ, MAP_PRIVATE, 4, 0) = 0x4044e000
close(4) = 0
open("/usr/lib/locale/en_US/LC_NAME", O_RDONLY) = 4
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=82, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 82, PROT_READ, MAP_PRIVATE, 4, 0) = 0x4044f000
close(4) = 0
open("/usr/lib/locale/en_US/LC_PAPER", O_RDONLY) = 4
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=39, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 39, PROT_READ, MAP_PRIVATE, 4, 0) = 0x40450000
close(4) = 0
open("/usr/lib/locale/en_US/LC_MESSAGES", O_RDONLY) = 4
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFDIR|0755, st_size=80, ...}) = 0
close(4) = 0
open("/usr/lib/locale/en_US/LC_MESSAGES/SYS_LC_MESSAGES", O_RDONLY) = 4
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=57, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 57, PROT_READ, MAP_PRIVATE, 4, 0) = 0x40451000
close(4) = 0
open("/usr/lib/locale/en_US/LC_MONETARY", O_RDONLY) = 4
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=291, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 291, PROT_READ, MAP_PRIVATE, 4, 0) = 0x40452000
close(4) = 0
open("/usr/lib/locale/en_US/LC_TIME", O_RDONLY) = 4
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=2456, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 2456, PROT_READ, MAP_PRIVATE, 4, 0) = 0x40453000
close(4) = 0
open("/usr/lib/locale/en_US/LC_NUMERIC", O_RDONLY) = 4
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=59, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 59, PROT_READ, MAP_PRIVATE, 4, 0) = 0x40454000
close(4) = 0
open("/usr/lib/locale/en_US/LC_CTYPE", O_RDONLY) = 4
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=178468, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 178468, PROT_READ, MAP_PRIVATE, 4, 0) = 0x40455000
close(4) = 0
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/locale.alias", O_RDONLY) = 4
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0444, st_size=57378, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 131072, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x40481000
read(4, "#t$XdotOrg: xc/nls/locale.alias,"..., 131072) = 57378
close(4) = 0
munmap(0x40481000, 131072) = 0
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/locale.dir", O_RDONLY) = 4
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0444, st_size=30125, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 131072, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x40481000
read(4, "#t$XdotOrg: xc/nls/locale.dir,v "..., 131072) = 30125
close(4) = 0
munmap(0x40481000, 131072) = 0
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/iso8859-1/XI18N_OBJS", O_RDONLY) = 4
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0444, st_size=341, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 131072, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x40481000
read(4, "# CATEGORY(XLC|XIM|OM)tSHARED_LI"..., 131072) = 341
read(4, "", 131072) = 0
close(4) = 0
munmap(0x40481000, 131072) = 0
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/locale.alias", O_RDONLY) = 4
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0444, st_size=57378, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 131072, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x40481000
read(4, "#t$XdotOrg: xc/nls/locale.alias,"..., 131072) = 57378
close(4) = 0
munmap(0x40481000, 131072) = 0
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/locale.dir", O_RDONLY) = 4
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0444, st_size=30125, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 131072, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x40481000
read(4, "#t$XdotOrg: xc/nls/locale.dir,v "..., 131072) = 30125
close(4) = 0
munmap(0x40481000, 131072) = 0
access("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/iso8859-1/XLC_LOCALE", R_OK) = 0
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/iso8859-1/XLC_LOCALE", O_RDONLY) = 4
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0444, st_size=798, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 131072, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x40481000
read(4, "# $Xorg: iso8859-1,v 1.3 2000/0"..., 131072) = 798
read(4, "", 131072) = 0
close(4) = 0
munmap(0x40481000, 131072) = 0
write(3, "201620SCREEN_RESOURCES", 24) = 24
read(3, 0xbfffe0e0, 32) = -1 EAGAIN (Resource temporarily unavailable)
select(4, [3], NULL, NULL, NULL) = 1 (in [3])
read(3, "1t_130X 271"..., 32) = 32
write(3, "246:_373413655", 24) = 24
read(3, "1n008226"..., 32) = 32
uname({sys="Linux", node="argona", ...}) = 0
open("/home/belatucadros/.Xdefaults-argona", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
access("/home/belatucadros/en_US/XTerm", R_OK) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
access("/home/belatucadros/en/XTerm", R_OK) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
access("/home/belatucadros/XTerm", R_OK) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
access("/home/belatucadros/en_US/XTerm", R_OK) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
access("/home/belatucadros/en/XTerm", R_OK) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
access("/home/belatucadros/XTerm", R_OK) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
access("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/en_US/app-defaults/XTerm", R_OK) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
access("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/en/app-defaults/XTerm", R_OK) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
access("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults/XTerm", R_OK) = 0
stat64("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults/XTerm", {st_mode=S_IFREG|0444, st_size=4396, ...}) = 0
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults/XTerm", O_RDONLY) = 4
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0444, st_size=4396, ...}) = 0
read(4, "! $Xorg: XTerm.ad,v 1.3 2000/08/"..., 4396) = 4396
close(4) = 0
brk(0) = 0x80aa000
brk(0x80ac000) = 0x80ac000
write(3, "201t33XDCCC_LINEAR_RGB_CORRECT"..., 36) = 36
read(3, "1vi130X 271"..., 32) = 32
write(3, "201t31XDCCC_LINEAR_RGB_MATRICE"..., 36) = 36
read(3, "1fj130X 271"..., 32) = 32
write(3, "246:j23t31", 24) = 24
read(3, "1r008226"..., 32) = 32
write(3, "T4 377377377", 16) = 16
read(3, "01216377377377377377377377377"..., 32) = 32
stat64("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/Xcms.txt", {st_mode=S_IFREG|0444, st_size=1736, ...}) = 0
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/Xcms.txt", O_RDONLY) = 4
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0444, st_size=1736, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 131072, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x40481000
read(4, "/*n * © Copyright 1990 1991 Te"..., 131072) = 1736
_llseek(4, 0, [0], SEEK_SET) = 0
read(4, "/*n * © Copyright 1990 1991 Te"..., 131072) = 1736
close(4) = 0
munmap(0x40481000, 131072) = 0
writev(3, [{"U5 5377", 12}, {"black", 5}, {"", 3}], 3) = 20
read(3, "01217008226"..., 32) = 32
socket(PF_FILE, SOCK_STREAM, 0) = 4
uname({sys="Linux", node="argona", ...}) = 0
connect(4, {sa_family=AF_FILE, path="/tmp/.ICE-unix/3502"}, 21) = 0
fcntl64(4, F_SETFD, FD_CLOEXEC) = 0
write(4, "1", 8) = 8
read(4, "1267", 8) = 8
access("/home/belatucadros/.ICEauthority", R_OK) = 0
open("/home/belatucadros/.ICEauthority", O_RDONLY) = 5
fstat64(5, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0600, st_size=189, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 131072, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x40481000
read(5, "3ICE/local/argona:/tmp/.ICE-"..., 131072) = 189
read(5, "", 131072) = 0
close(5) = 0
munmap(0x40481000, 131072) = 0
write(4, "2143MIT3001.0"..., 40) = 40
read(4, "62672", 8) = 8
read(4, "3MIT3001.0", 16) = 16
access("/home/belatucadros/.ICEauthority", R_OK) = 0
open("/home/belatucadros/.ICEauthority", O_RDONLY) = 5
fstat64(5, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0600, st_size=189, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 131072, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x40481000
read(5, "3ICE/local/argona:/tmp/.ICE-"..., 131072) = 189
read(5, "", 131072) = 0
close(5) = 0
munmap(0x40481000, 131072) = 0
write(4, "71514XSMP3MIT"..., 48) = 48
read(4, "1012", 8) = 8
read(4, "3KDE3001.0", 16) = 16
write(4, "1111", 16) = 16
read(4, "1216", 8) = 8
read(4, "%0011c0a80002000110524209500000"..., 48) = 48
getpid() = 4795
write(4, "1f1/5$235B@fCloneCommand"..., 384) = 384
setresuid32(-1, 1000, -1) = 0
setregid32(-1, 100) = 0
brk(0) = 0x80ac000
brk(0x80ae000) = 0x80ae000
brk(0) = 0x80ae000
brk(0x80af000) = 0x80af000
write(3, "T4 ", 16) = 16
read(3, "01220008226"..., 32) = 32
open("/etc/ld.so.cache", O_RDONLY) = 5
fstat64(5, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=87071, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 87071, PROT_READ, MAP_PRIVATE, 5, 0) = 0x40481000
close(5) = 0
open("/lib/i686/mmx/libXcursor.so.1.0.2", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
stat64("/lib/i686/mmx", 0xbfff9f60) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/lib/i686/libXcursor.so.1.0.2", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
stat64("/lib/i686", 0xbfff9f60) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/lib/mmx/libXcursor.so.1.0.2", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
stat64("/lib/mmx", 0xbfff9f60) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/lib/libXcursor.so.1.0.2", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
stat64("/lib", {st_mode=S_IFDIR|0755, st_size=3184, ...}) = 0
open("/usr/lib/i686/mmx/libXcursor.so.1.0.2", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
stat64("/usr/lib/i686/mmx", 0xbfff9f60) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/lib/i686/libXcursor.so.1.0.2", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
stat64("/usr/lib/i686", 0xbfff9f60) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/lib/mmx/libXcursor.so.1.0.2", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
stat64("/usr/lib/mmx", 0xbfff9f60) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/lib/libXcursor.so.1.0.2", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
stat64("/usr/lib", {st_mode=S_IFDIR|0755, st_size=43752, ...}) = 0
munmap(0x40481000, 87071) = 0
open("/etc/ld.so.cache", O_RDONLY) = 5
fstat64(5, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=87071, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 87071, PROT_READ, MAP_PRIVATE, 5, 0) = 0x40481000
close(5) = 0
open("/lib/libXcursor.so.1.0", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/lib/libXcursor.so.1.0", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
munmap(0x40481000, 87071) = 0
open("/etc/ld.so.cache", O_RDONLY) = 5
fstat64(5, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=87071, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 87071, PROT_READ, MAP_PRIVATE, 5, 0) = 0x40481000
close(5) = 0
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/libXcursor.so.1", O_RDONLY) = 5
read(5, "177ELF111331340#"..., 1024) = 1024
fstat64(5, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=33220, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 36084, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE, 5, 0) = 0x40497000
mprotect(0x4049f000, 3316, PROT_NONE) = 0
old_mmap(0x4049f000, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED, 5, 0x7000) = 0x4049f000
close(5) = 0
munmap(0x40481000, 87071) = 0
writev(3, [{"-51 26cursorb3146AT", 28}, {"RENDER", 6}, {"", 2}], 3) = 36
read(3, "1J22123025630X"..., 32) = 32
write(3, "23031023011", 16) = 16
read(3, "0122310008"..., 32) = 32
read(3, "13142422722174"..., 32) = 32
brk(0) = 0x80af000
brk(0x80b0000) = 0x80b0000
read(3, "&112151"..., 604) = 604
open("/home/belatucadros/.icons/default/cursors/xterm", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/home/belatucadros/.icons/default/index.theme", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/share/icons/default/cursors/xterm", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/share/icons/default/index.theme", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/share/pixmaps/default/cursors/xterm", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/share/pixmaps/default/index.theme", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/icons/default/cursors/xterm", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/icons/default/index.theme", O_RDONLY) = 5
fstat64(5, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=27, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 131072, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x404a0000
read(5, "[Icon Theme]nInherits=coren", 131072) = 27
close(5) = 0
munmap(0x404a0000, 131072) = 0
writev(3, [{"^102 21 21 2230231377"..., 40}, {"XFree86-Bigfont", 15}, {"", 1}], 3) = 56
read(3, "137726122730"..., 32) = 32
write(3, "2271", 4) = 4
read(3, "112711d21026134303"..., 32) = 32
write(3, "-43 24 2nil2227133 21", 28) = 28
read(3, "1303313031377377666"..., 32) = 32
read(3, ":==3772521"..., 40) = 40
read(3, "266314@z1267316"..., 168) = 168
brk(0) = 0x80b0000
brk(0x80b1000) = 0x80b1000
read(3, "11121"..., 572) = 572
brk(0) = 0x80b1000
brk(0x80b2000) = 0x80b2000
open("/home/belatucadros/.icons/default/cursors/left_ptr", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/home/belatucadros/.icons/default/index.theme", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/share/icons/default/cursors/left_ptr", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/share/icons/default/index.theme", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/share/pixmaps/default/cursors/left_ptr", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/share/pixmaps/default/index.theme", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/icons/default/cursors/left_ptr", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/icons/default/index.theme", O_RDONLY) = 5
fstat64(5, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=27, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 131072, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x404a0000
read(5, "[Icon Theme]nInherits=coren", 131072) = 27
close(5) = 0
munmap(0x404a0000, 131072) = 0
open("/home/belatucadros/.icons/default/cursors/left_ptr", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/home/belatucadros/.icons/default/index.theme", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/share/icons/default/cursors/left_ptr", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/share/icons/default/index.theme", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/share/pixmaps/default/cursors/left_ptr", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/share/pixmaps/default/index.theme", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/icons/default/cursors/left_ptr", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/icons/default/index.theme", O_RDONLY) = 5
fstat64(5, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=27, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 131072, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x404a0000
read(5, "[Icon Theme]nInherits=coren", 131072) = 27
close(5) = 0
munmap(0x404a0000, 131072) = 0
write(3, "^104 21 21 2DE377377"..., 188) = 188
read(3, "1!4237737737737700"..., 32) = 32
read(3, "377377377377377377", 16) = 16
getuid32() = 1000
getgid32() = 100
rt_sigaction(SIGTTOU, {SIG_IGN}, {SIG_DFL}, 8) = 0
rt_sigaction(SIGALRM, {0x8072890, [ALRM], SA_RESTORER|SA_RESTART, 0x403260a8}, {SIG_DFL}, 8) = 0
alarm(2) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, NULL, [RTMIN], 8) = 0
open("/dev/tty", O_RDWR) = -1 EISDIR (Is a directory)
alarm(0) = 2
rt_sigaction(SIGALRM, {SIG_DFL}, {0x8072890, [ALRM], SA_RESTORER|SA_RESTART, 0x403260a8}, 8) = 0
write(2, "xterm: Error 14, errno 21: ", 27xterm: Error 14, errno 21: ) = 27
open("/usr/share/locale/en_US/LC_MESSAGES/libc.mo", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/share/locale/en/LC_MESSAGES/libc.mo", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
write(2, "Is a directoryn", 15Is a directory
) = 15
write(2, "Reason: spawn: open() failed on "..., 41Reason: spawn: open() failed on /dev/tty
) = 41
write(4, "1v11$235B@", 16) = 16
close(4) = 0
close(0) = 0
chown32("/dev/pts/0", 0, 0) = -1 EPERM (Operation not permitted)
getuid32() = 1000
chmod("/dev/pts/0", 0666) = 0
exit_group(14) = ?
Hemant
I think,we got the problem.....

The problem is with "/dev/tty"....certainly after upgrading kernel this device entry also might have changed and xterm is not able to recognise it..

So..one solution that comes to my mind is "upgrade xterm" or else "upgrade the whole XFree".
beltucadros
ok worth a shot
beltucadros
updating xterm didnt help im goning to try xorg
beltucadros
udating xorg didnt work either. sad.gif
beltucadros
maybe this is the worlds way of telling me that i don't know enough about linux to leave kde yet, but i would really like to
beltucadros
just want to get this back up front so that it can be seen. i really would like some help getting xterm to open. now it doesn't even flash it just does nothing. thanks
Hemant
Ok...what about konsole and gnome-terminal

Are they working or they are giving same errors.
Hemant
And where did you type "xterm".

If you typed in run you won't be able to see the error message.

Recently i asked this question to a kernel guru, and he was as much surprised as me.
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