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Re: [SLE] What's on vt10?
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2006 08:12:03 -0400
  • Message-id: <1146399123.30347.1.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 2006-04-30 at 07:19 -0400, 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.
>
VirtualTerminals (VT's) and desktops are not one and the same. They have
nothing to do with "switch user menu".

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


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