On Wed, 2010-04-14 at 18:34 +0100, Matt Harrison wrote:
> I've just installed a basic zone on a current dev build of OS, I'm not a
> bigtime zones user but I thought I'd play around with the feature some more.
> 
> Firstly, and this is a fairly basic thing but something I've always had
> problems with: No matter what terminal setting I choose when I first
> configure the zone, terminal applications such as Vim don't display
> normally. When zlogin'd to a zone, Vim will display in a fixed size and
> displays such oddies as only changing the last line when scrolling.
> 
> I've had many problems with Vim and terminal emulations over the years
> but I've never managed to solve this one.
> 
> To combat the Vim problem, I thought that it might work better when
> ssh'ing in from a working machine (the global zone). Unfortunately,
> after creating a user and home directory, ssh'ing in just hangs after
> the motd.
> 
> If I force the command from ssh (ssh m...@xxx /bin/bash) I can type and
> run commands but I don't get a prompt.
> 
> After some googling around I tried adding the -t option to ssh but that
> just hangs as well (totally locks up the terminal, have to kill manually).
> 
> I'm probably wrong but I believe all this could be related however its
> above me so I thought I'd ask the experts.

You may be hitting the issue with /dev/ptmx
http://defect.opensolaris.org/bz/show_bug.cgi?id=12380

The workaround is to run "chmod 666 /dev/ptmx" as root.

-M

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