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Old 07-07-2003, 05:30 PM   #1
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Tweaking the Konsole


How do I change the number of konsoles I have? I want 3 konsoles and an X desktop. Of course, if there's a HOWTO (and I think there is), show it to me.
 
Old 07-07-2003, 05:35 PM   #2
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See at /etc/inittab. You'll find the lines:
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty ....
....
6:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty....
Each line is for one console. Just delete (or '#') unwanted ones.
 
Old 07-07-2003, 05:35 PM   #3
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what do you mean by the number of konsoles?

if you mean more than one in a window, click Session then "New Shell".

Any chance you can clarify what you mean by an X desktop? Do you mean getting rid of the 4 virtual desktops?
 
Old 07-07-2003, 08:04 PM   #4
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Dorian knew what I was talking about. I call the command prompts of Linux a "konsole" because I started using it under X, then found about the F1-Fx trick. I just want TTY1, TTY2, TTY3, and an X desktop, IE 3 konsoles and an X desktop. I think Dorian's move will work, and I am about to try it.
 
Old 07-08-2003, 05:24 AM   #5
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Well, if you type for example in your console #2:
startx -- :2 (blanks exactly as shown) you get a new X-desktop with <F8> .

How are you going to throttle those?
 
Old 07-08-2003, 04:39 PM   #6
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I'm needing to set up X over, as I had to move my hard disk after install (but that's besde the point here). I'll handle that later. As far as throttling it, what's that?
 
Old 07-09-2003, 03:15 AM   #7
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I simply meant, that you can create new X sessions from <F8> trough <F12> with the command I used above ... thus you have to limit (throttle) the amount of X sessions too, even though dorian33 gave no receipt how to do that -- and I don't know either how.

Btw. if you use startx -- :2 & (ampersand added, numbers increasing to 6) you can do all that from a single TTY, i.e. you still have access to six virtual terminals.
 
Old 07-09-2003, 03:45 AM   #8
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Hello I have a reletive question here: I use "motor" as an IDE for the programming. But it needs a free tty to start debug. When login as user, I always got "no free tty". JZL240I-U would you tell me how I can have a *free* tty for debugging? Many thanks to you. I am exactly a Newbie.

Qu Chen
 
Old 07-09-2003, 03:58 AM   #9
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I don't know "motor", so I can only guess. Now, dorian33 wrote earlier in this thread:

Quote:
See at /etc/inittab. You'll find the lines:
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty ....
....
6:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty....
Each line is for one console. Just delete (or '#') unwanted ones.


So, look at your /etc/inittab. Does it have enough lines, i.e. TTYs for your problem?

What happens, when you type <CTRL>+<ALT>+<F2>, do you get a new console then? What distribution do you use? (Suggestion: use the user-panel to enter at least some technical data there, they are displayed below your handle on the left column in the fora and help to better answer your questions).
 
Old 07-09-2003, 05:55 AM   #10
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Thank you very much JZL240I-U. I am using RH9. Indeed I have new console when pressing <CTRL>+<ALT>+<F2>. Strange thing is I do not have this problem when in root. (can debug in motor). Maybe it is better for me to ask the author.
Thanks again.

Qu Chen
 
Old 07-09-2003, 06:00 AM   #11
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Originally posted by captainstorm
... Maybe it is better for me to ask the author.
Qu Chen
Dont't forget to post the solution, then .
 
Old 03-05-2004, 09:42 PM   #12
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I'm back.

Is there any way to move a X-terminal over to, maybe, Ctrl-Allt-F4? I would like to do that so I don't have to fumble in the dark looking for that F7 button.
 
  


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