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Bluetooth activity prevents new ttys from being created

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Okay, here's the other question I'm stumped on.  Again, Debian sid,
various 2.6.x kernels.

More than 75% of the time (but not *always*) when I use my phone as
Bluetooth modem, I'm no longer able to create new ttys.  That is, in
gnome-terminal, I can't open new tabs or new windows, nor can I start a
new xterm ('not enough ptys').

I can't quite pinpoint when this happens--whether it is when the laptop
makes the handshake with the phone, or only when a ppp connection is made
through the phone.  In order to get the connection to work, I need to
turn on bluetooth on the laptop with a fn-key, activate bluetooth on the
phone, and then restart bluez-utils.  I haven't been able to get it to
work with everything on at boot-up--seems I need to do it afterwards.

Once I can't create any more terminals, I usually can't recover except by
rebooting.  I do remember at least once regaining my system without
rebooting, but I don't remember doing anything special that time.

Just for the heck of it, I installed udev and makedev, since they have
occasionally been suggested as solutions to tty-type problems, but
neither made any difference.

Again, I don't even really know how to further investigate this behavior.
Any ideas?
Adam Rosi-Kessel

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