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Re: [SLE] What's on vt10?
  • From: Leendert Meyer <leen.meyer@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 1 May 2006 02:19:37 +0200
  • Message-id: <200605010219.38858.leen.meyer@xxxxxxx>
On Monday 01 May 2006 01:52, Ken Schneider wrote:
> 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.

Well, I always found it rather confusing. So if you know a better pointer,
please post it here. :)

> Same thing happened with "su" which means SwitchUser (which is what it
> does),

Or substitute user (according to man su).

> people now refer to it as SuperUser because most people use it to
> temporarily which to root.

I didn't know that. Perhaps they do not know what a man page is, let alone how
to read it. ;)

Cheers,

Leen

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