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removing extra console terminals

Posted 11-20-2011 at 06:12 PM by neonsignal

Many Linux distros are installed to have multiple consoles, selected using ctrl-alt-f1 through to ctrl-alt-f6. Where memory is extremely tight, this can be reduced to save some space, by commenting out the relevant [i/]/sbin/getty[/i] lines in /etc/inittab. This will also mean that X will be invoked from a different ctrl-alt-f sequence.

Note that this will only save around half a meg of resident memory per console, so for conventional desktop/laptop systems it is not worth changing.
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