Reasons to preseve X on tty7

Richard Hughes hughsient at
Wed Oct 29 09:31:47 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-10-29 at 11:25 +0200, shmuel siegel wrote:
> You are responding to an issue that no one is bringing up. No one is 
> talking about how many mingettys are launched. On the other hand you
> are declaring as a resolved starting point the very thing that is
> being questioned. The question is "who gets tty1".

Who cares? If X lives on tty7 and you get an extra flicker, then that's
bad. If it lives on ttyX and it doesn't flicker, it's good.

The sort of person that even knows what a tty is, is probably in a
position where they can change it to whatever they want. Seriously, had
anyone done any research on the number of Fedora users who even use

This isn't a community decision decided by +1 or -1's. This is the
package maintainer (and upstream) changing with a good reason.


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