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View Poll Results: How many VTs do you use (on average)
1 2 28.57%
2 2 28.57%
3 1 14.29%
4 2 28.57%
5 0 0%
6 0 0%
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:48 PM   #1
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How many virtual terminals do you use?


I was just wondering how many of the virtual terminals (CTRL+ALT+F1-F7) people use on average.
 
Old 04-19-2014, 10:36 PM   #2
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I have only four in my main box. In specialized boxes as MythTV frontends I reduce it to two.
 
Old 04-20-2014, 01:45 AM   #3
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I have 6 but rarely use more than 2.
 
Old 04-20-2014, 03:51 AM   #4
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I use 4 most of the time I'm at the command line
2 always have man pages on them
1 for midnight commander ( the lazy man's command line )
1 for what I'm doing
 
Old 04-20-2014, 05:38 AM   #5
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I have 6 but rarely use more than 2.
Same here... Unless, maybe, if the system is broken and I need multiple terminals to do different things.
 
Old 04-20-2014, 07:08 AM   #6
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On average: one. When needed: more.
 
Old 04-20-2014, 07:14 AM   #7
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I boot into graphical environments as I use my machines as PCs rather than servers so I mostly open terminal windows in XFCE and leave the default number of VTs (6 not counting the one X is loaded from).
The only time I use the VTs is when I've broken X in some way.
 
Old 04-20-2014, 11:23 AM   #8
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I usually use two or three.

About an hour after I started this poll, I discovered screen and realized that its use makes this question almost completely irrelevant.
 
Old 04-20-2014, 11:25 AM   #9
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I usually use two or three.

About an hour after I started this poll, I discovered screen and realized that its use makes this question almost completely irrelevant.
I do like screen and wish I knew of it a few years ago when I used to SSH into my home server and nohup everything.
 
Old 04-21-2014, 01:50 AM   #10
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From one to two.
 
  


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