Hi Fred,

2006/2/3, Fred Calef III <fred@gi.alaska.edu>:
cirque@io:~> xterm &
[2] 1354
cirque@io:~> xterm: Error 32, errno 2: No such file or directory
Reason: get_pty: not enough ptys

[2]- Exit 32                xterm

However, under root I can run xterm fine. I apologize if this is a linux
   not colinux question.

i'd check the permissions on /dev/pty* (or whatever name your char devices, major number 2 have) - while debugging you should not send the processes in background, less noise :-)