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Re: xterm: no available ptys

Peter S Galbraith <galbraith@mixing.qc.dfo.ca> writes:

> I don't know if `gnuserv' was doing this, however... I exited Emacs-20.2
> and it asked whether to kill a running process (with it doesn't usually do
> for gnuserv).  I did.  After that `rxvt' and `xterm' worked correctly!

Emacs will use a pty to communicate with some other programs as well
as gnuserv.  Next time it happens, you could try
    M-x list-processes
in Emacs, and (as root):
    # fuser -v /dev/tty[pqrs]*

The latter will list which processes have which ptys open.

	 Carey Evans  http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/c.evans/

	  GNU GPL: "The Source will be with you... always."

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