Chris Neary hello at
Tue Jun 27 13:46:37 UTC 2006

If by PTS you mean 'fake' terminals run on terminal emulator applications
such as xterm, gnome-terminal, rxvt, etc, then the answer for those alone
must be: _loads_ (where 'loads' is an indeterminate number governed by the
size of the current size of the constantly, infinitely expanding universe
multiplied by twelvety-one) as I've run terminal emulators in the past on
multiple workspaces with lots of tabs (lots = loads^2)!

No exaggeration. Honest!

Tends to slow down the already slow RAM-beast that is gnome-terminal though.


On 27/06/06, Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:
> Chris Neary wrote:
> > I've no idea what the actual limit is - it may have increased since an
> > older version of Linux, but surely with 63 (64?) ttys you end up doing
> > claw-finger keystrokes! Ctrl-Shift-LeftAlt-Esc-WinModSpace+Fn1 for
> > instance. ;-)
> >
> Never tried it, but I would guess "chvt 63" would do the job.  I _think_
> the
> limit is much higher than 63.  I'm sure the most tty/pts terminals I've
> ever actually used at once must be < 10.
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