Bug 128558 - cannot open terminal(s)
Summary: cannot open terminal(s)
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 128154
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-terminal
Version: rawhide
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-07-26 14:28 UTC by pascal kolijn
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-02-21 19:04:41 UTC

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Description pascal kolijn 2004-07-26 14:28:28 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:

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

Additional info:

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.....

Comment 1 Bob Gustafson 2004-07-26 16:32:16 UTC
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..

Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2004-07-26 16:59:19 UTC

This bug is a duplicate of bug 128154.  You can track its progress there.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 128154 ***

Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 19:04:41 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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