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Re: [SLE] What's on vt10?
  • From: Leendert Meyer <leen.meyer@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2006 23:22:01 +0200
  • Message-id: <200604302322.02508.leen.meyer@xxxxxxx>
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:
> > > On Sun, 2006-04-30 at 08:35 -0400, James Knott wrote:
> > >> Ken Schneider wrote:
> > >>> On Sun, 2006-04-30 at 07:19 -0400, James Knott wrote:
> > >>>> I've also noticed that you can have more desktops than available
> > >>>> function keys. However, you have to use the switch user menu, to
> > >>>> do that.
> > >>>
> > >>> VirtualTerminals (VT's) and desktops are not one and the same. They
> > >>> have nothing to do with "switch user menu".
> > >>
> > >> Well, they're both on the switch user menu on my copy of SUSE 10 &
> > >> KDE. Try starting up a few desktops and text consoles. Then click on
> > >> Switch User to see all the listed sessions and tell me what you see.
> > >> Also, a new desktop will not start on vt10. The next new desktop
> > >> after vt9 will be on vt11.
> > >
> > > I currently have ten desktops defined as shown on the bottom bar and
> > > one VT session shown as vt7: on the switch user menu. Yes, each vt:
> > > session can have it's own settings and desktops but I still say that a
> > > desktop does not equal a vt session.
> >
> > I'm not referring to the multiple copies of the desktop that can be set
> > up in Linux. I'm referring to the separate login desktops, which can be
> > on the same computer or remote to another. That is the ones you switch
> > between, using the CTL-ALT-Fn combinations.
>
> 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>

Cheers,

Leen

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