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Re: /dev/console : permission denied

Christopher McIntosh wrote:
Hello cygwinites!

In my /var/log/messages file (from syslogd), I find the following message:

init : open(/dev/console): Permission denied

this message appears whenever init is started or stopped.

I've searched and searched but find no mention of it in the newsgroups.

Any insight will be much appreciated!


Well, withiout attempting to guess, I suggest you follow the instructions here:
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This will help people in figuring out exactly what is causing the problem.

As for a WAG.. Are you using a computer that is a member of a domain perhaps?
This can cause some permission errors..
I'm pretty sure this was causing a problem for me..
Check what ls -l /dev/console outputs...


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