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
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....