SAHolmes at ahcccs.state.az.us
Tue Jul 24 10:13:21 EDT 2001
With X being inaccessable, what do you do with X? Just curious.
From: Janina Sajka [mailto:janina at afb.net]
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2001 6:46 AM
To: speakup at braille.uwo.ca
Subject: Re: virtual consoles
For what it's worth, I have my inittab start 11 consoles. I reserve
Ctrl-Alt-F12 for my X sessions that way.
On Mon, 23 Jul 2001, Frank Carmickle wrote:
> Hi all
> I don't believe that there is a compile time option for number of virtual
> terminals. I think your getting confused with the number of ttys in the
> pts file system. Yes you will need to mknod new ttys in /dev if
> your distro didn't make as many as you desire.
> Also to clear up some things about the x sessions. They do not run gettys
> or act like ttys. And they do not need to be using a frame buffer. As
> long as you've have an x-server running for your video card then you
> should be able to switch to the virtual terminal running a graphical log
> in manager like xdm or gdm.
> On Sun, 22 Jul 2001, Steve Holmes wrote:
> > I don't know about kernel compile options at this time but I just went
> > into inittab and added another console (c7 for tty7) and then did a
> > q" to restart the getties and I now have a seventh terminal available.
> > Didn't realize it would be so easy. Not sure what the upper limit is; I
> > thought the kernel had a limit to the number of tty's that could be
> > created. This might even have to do with the number of devices in /dev.
> > These linux internals get more interesting every day!
> > On Sun, 22 Jul 2001, Steve Holmes wrote:
> > > I thought the number of consoles was determined by compile time
> > > for the kernel. Also, look in /etc/initab. That file has startup
> > > for the first six consules and I'm quite sure you just add the
> > > ones you need. I'm not really sure about kernel compil options if
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