Profile Error – Error Found While Loading /home/[username]/.profile

command lineprofile

When the system loads it gives the following error:

Error found while loading /home/[username]/.profile 
mesg: ttyname failed: inappropriate ioctl for device
As a result the session should not be configured correctly
You should fix the problem as soon as feasible

The output of grep -i mesg for .profile and .bash* is as follows:

$ grep -i mesg .profile
mesg n || true
$ grep -i mesg .bash*

Best Answer

In terminal...

gedit .profile

change this:

mesg n || true

to this:

tty -s && mesg n || true

The .profile for the root account may require a similar (but slightly different) fix.

Related Question