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Konsole stopped working.

KDE Konsole Problem

I’m running openSuse and after the last set of updates, I found my  konsole sessions stopped working.  (Konsole is the KDE terminal application.)  Well to be exact, the session I had open was fine, but when I tried to open a new tab with either a bash shell or a midnight commander session, I’d get an infuriating blank screen and flashing cursor. And that was all.

After some digging around,it looked as though the issue was with the pty devices.

It appeared the error lay in an entry of the /etc/fstab file.

devpts        /dev/pts        devpts  mode=0620,gid=5 0 0

I commented out this line and like so (putting the hash/pound ‘# symbol in front of the line)

# devpts        /dev/pts        devpts  mode=0620,gid=5 0 0

and all my konsole sessions immediately started working again.