Reasons to preseve X on tty7

Alan Cox alan at
Wed Oct 29 17:32:42 UTC 2008

On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 08:46:40AM -0400, Brian Wheeler wrote:
> Interesting.  Besides making sure that X ends up on tty7, is there any
> reason why we have 6 VTs?  For all the years I've been using linux in a

Because it was the number of getty tasks someone had in the example inittab
for SysVInit I suspect. It is useful to have a couple even for debug hiding
where you can direct a user but the number is arbitary and the fact X happens
to be VT7 is just a further arbitary fallout from this.


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