Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 128558
cannot open terminal(s)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:46 EST
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Description of problem:
after a some time working with the gnome desktop (don't know if it
happens in kde, not using it) the gnome-terminal stops functioning
When trying to open a new tab: it takes about 20 seconds and an empty
tab turns up, but no shell.
when trying to start a xterm from a still working terminal the
following message appears:
get_pty: not enough ptys
it seems to downgrade from here closing a working shells allows you to
create a new, if you are lucky.....
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start up gnome open a lot of shells
2. and after a day or sooner you can not open a new one
Actual Results: see desc.
Expected Results: a new terminal
googled it. and it might be udev(or something like it) related but I'm
not quiet sure howto debug this.
only a reboot helps.....
I get same thing.
After a reboot, I opened 20 gnome-terminal windows. Each opened in the
blink of an eye, nicely cascaded. Then I clicked them cloased.
Same for a vnc connected user. Same nice action.
Then, after some time - a day or so. My uptime says 2 days 3 hrs, but
I had problems last night.
I just now tried to open a new window - content was black. Then after
some timeout interval - maybe 60 seconds, the content turned white,
but no blinking cursor or '#' prompt showed up.
Looking at /var/log/messages, I saw:
Jul 26 09:42:23 hoho2 pam_timestamp_check: pam_timestamp: `/' owner
UID != 0
Jul 26 09:42:54 hoho2 last message repeated 13 times
Jul 26 09:43:58 hoho2 last message repeated 25 times
Jul 26 09:44:59 hoho2 last message repeated 25 times
Jul 26 09:46:03 hoho2 last message repeated 25 times
lots more identical lines..
This bug is a duplicate of bug 128154. You can track its progress there.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 128154 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.