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Bug 1414 - zsh doesn't work inside a gnome-terminal
Summary: zsh doesn't work inside a gnome-terminal
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Owen Taylor
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-03-03 23:34 UTC by Pekka Pietikäinen
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-06-09 21:40:13 UTC

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Description Pekka Pietikäinen 1999-03-03 23:34:40 UTC
When using zsh in gnome-terminal in 5.8.2 several
keybindingings don't work properly (eg. tab completion or
arrow keys, instead of doing something it just shows
what the key would normally do). gnome-terminal+bash is
fine, so is xterm+zsh or console+zsh.

Comment 1 Pekka Pietikäinen 1999-03-11 22:50:59 UTC
Removing the setuid bit from gnome-pty-helper fixed the problem.
Basically the tty's got owned by root in /dev/pts so the user
didn't have the permission to access them.

Actually I don't think a gnome-pty-helper is needed at all with UNIX98
pty's. Also you could call the fact the tty gets shown as ttypX
instead of pts/X in utmp in gnome-terminal a bug (since the tty
really is a pts/X)

Comment 2 Owen Taylor 1999-06-09 21:40:59 UTC
These problems were fixed prior to 6.0.

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