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Re: [SLE] What's on vt10?
  • From: Leendert Meyer <leen.meyer@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2006 16:32:45 +0200
  • Message-id: <200604301632.46120.leen.meyer@xxxxxxx>
On Sunday 30 April 2006 13:19, James Knott wrote:
> Theo v. Werkhoven wrote:
> > Sat, 29 Apr 2006, by james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx:
> >> I've tried starting several desktops (some remote) and noticed something
> >> curious. The desktops start on vt7, then vt8 & vt9. But then for some
> >> reason, vt10 is skipped and the next desktop appears on vt11. When I
> >> switch to vt10, it appears as though it's being used for some status or
> >> error messages. Why is it here, instead of perhaps on vt6?
> >
> > Historic reasons probably. VT10 has always been the console to use
> > as reader for kernel messages, see your /etc/syslog{-ng}.conf
> > and /etc/inittab files if you wish to change this.
>
> tnx
>
> 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.

That depends:
- in text mode: <LAlt>+<F{1,12}> => tty1..tty12
<RAlt>+<F{1,12}> => tty13..tty24
<LAlt>+<{Left,Right}> => switches next tty up/dn
- in X mode: <Ctrl>-<Alt>+<F{1,12}> => vt1..vt12

In text-mode, I suppose tty25 and higher would only be accessible with the
<LAlt>+<{Left,Right}> keys or with issuing the command (as root) 'chvt 25'.

In X mode, via the switch user menu or chvt from a terminal window.

Cheers,

Leen

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