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Re: [SLE] What's on vt10?
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2006 19:52:19 -0400
  • Message-id: <1146441139.30347.22.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 2006-04-30 at 23:22 +0200, Leendert Meyer wrote:
> On Sunday 30 April 2006 21:44, Ken Schneider wrote:
> > On Sun, 2006-04-30 at 15:36 -0400, James Knott wrote:
> > > Ken Schneider wrote:
> >
> > That's where I am messed up, I always knew of them as being called
> > virtual consoles that you access using ctrl-alt-Fn. A desktop can
> > contain many program windows whereas a console can only contain text.
> > And VT's are graphical login sessions.
>
> KDE seems to call them all vt's (from my Switch User menu):
> [x]leen: kde (:0, vt7)
> root: TTY login (vt2)
>
> But lo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_console
>
> <q>virtual console (VC, sometimes virtual terminal, VT)</q>
>

That's what happens when newer people come on board and change the
meaning of things. Same thing happened with "su" which means SwitchUser
(which is what it does), people now refer to it as SuperUser because
most people use it to temporarily which to root.

--
Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998


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