gdb from mbxroot.full.tgz complains: Not a typewriter

Jeff Millar jeff at
Thu Feb 17 12:32:01 EST 2000

you need Dan Malek's sash patch. In addition, complicated terminal I/O might
be affected by a bug that Pavel Roskin fixed a few days ago (and posted


----- Original Message -----
From: "Graham Stoney" <greyham at>
To: "LinuxPPC Embedded Mailing List" <linuxppc-embedded at>
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2000 7:59 PM
Subject: gdb from mbxroot.full.tgz complains: Not a typewriter

> I'm using mbxroot.full.tgz to develop/test a linuxppc-embedded application
> an Embedded Planet CLLF board, and I'm having some trouble running its gdb
> on the target. (I'm not using gdbserver here). When I run my program under
> gdb, and it stops at a breakpoint, I get the warning:
>     [tcsetpgrp failed in terminal_inferior: Not a typewriter]
> after this, gdb no longer accepts my keyboard input.
> My guess is that the problem is caused by the kernel simply spawning a
> without starting init, and is probably the same thing that stops CTRL-C
> on the console shell. My question then, is this: what's the simplest way
> make a shell on the console act like a normal shell on a host machine?
> Thanks,
> Graham

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