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From: Helmut Jarausch <jarausch@××××××××××××××××.de>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] [urgent] openpty out of pty devices
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:55:31
Message-Id: 1351504437.14558.0@numa-i

I've managed to make one of my systems next to unusable since I cannot  
start an xterm anymore.
In the logs I get "opentty failed  out of pty devices"

This occurred after a reboot today. It must have something to do with a  
recent update to udev.
I remember a similar problem a few days or weeks ago on a machine which  
is rebooted each day.
Unfortunately, I cannot remember the fix (probably something connected  
to starting some processes at boot time)

Does anybody remember what the fix was?

Many thanks,


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] [urgent] openpty out of pty devices Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>