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Re: missing /dev/tty0

To: Louis Lai <>
Subject: Re: missing /dev/tty0
From: Yoann Allain <>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 14:23:29 +0200
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You should something like that at the output of
$ ls -l /dev/tty?
crw--w----  1 root root 4, 0 2005-03-19 20:36 /dev/tty0
crw-rw----  1 root tty  4, 1 2005-10-24 18:24 /dev/tty1
crw-rw----  1 root tty  4, 2 2005-10-24 18:24 /dev/tty2

You wrote about virtual consoles: in this case you should have CONFIG_VT=y in .config file. Or at least you should something like this at the output of
$ grep CONFIG_SERIAL_CONSOLE /where-your-kernel-sources-are/.config

But be aware of:
 "If you don't have a VGA card installed and you say Y here, the
  kernel will automatically use the first serial line, /dev/ttyS0, as
  system console."

This is from HELP command in menuconfig...

I'll hope this will help...


Louis Lai a écrit :

Hi Yoann,

Thanks for your reply!!
i can create the device file but i still not able to open it.
When i open /dev/tty0, i got "No such device".
Any ideas??

Thanks again,

-----Original Message-----
From: Yoann Allain []
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 6:27 PM
To: Louis Lai
Subject: Re: missing /dev/tty0

Louis Lai a écrit :

Hi all,

I am using a 2.4.30 kernel for my MIPS embedded processor. The kernel can
start up properly but the tty0 doesn't exist under /dev. I have already
enable the virtual console during kernel configuration. is it something
configure not properly for the kernel?? Anyone can help??

Thanks in advance,

Hi Louis,

The problem is that you didn't create the special file /dev/tty0. Create
it with the mknod command :
# mknod /dev/tty0 c 4 0
Then put the good rights, for example:
# chmod 640 /dev/tty0
That should do it...


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