Menuconfig Hang for Kernel and U-Boot - 2023.2 English

PetaLinux Tools Documentation: Reference Guide (UG1144)

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For petalinux-config -c, sometimes when the kernel and U-Boot BitBake try to open a new terminal inside, they fail. The following are the possible error messages:

  • ERROR: Unable to spawn new terminal
  • ERROR: Continuing the execution without opening the terminal

The solutions can be:

  • Use ssh -X <hostname>.
  • Uncomment the OE_TERMINAL line in <plnx-proj-root>/project-spec/meta-user/conf/petalinuxbsp.conf. You can set any terminal which suits you (possibles values could be auto, screen, tmux, xterm, and konsole). You have to change the OE_TERMINAL as it cannot get through default. For this, you must have the corresponding utility installed in your machine.