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Re: [SLE] What's on vt10?
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2006 15:44:22 -0400
  • Message-id: <1146426262.30347.16.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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.

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


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