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mackdav 04-24-2006 08:19 AM

Switch to tty1 on init-5 boot?
 
Hello,

I need to run my FC3 system in runlevel 5 (X), but because I have a dumb monitor attached to the console, I would like the system to start X and then switch immediately to tty1 for the display (the equivilent of doing c-a-F1 immediately after X starts).

The reason is that I have a network of Sun Rays attached to the system and therefore GDM needs to be running; but because my dumb 14" monitor won't even do 1024x768, I need it attached to tty1 so it doesn't blow up.

Anyone have any idea how I might do this?

vbisis 04-24-2006 11:20 PM

Why don't you just change resolution to 800x600?

mackdav 04-25-2006 01:32 PM

Good question!

The answer is because on Linux, the Sun Ray sessions read the same XF86Config file that the local X session does, and I want the Sun Rays to operate at 1280x1024. Therefore the local session _also_ has to run at 1280x1024; which means either the monitor attached to the computer has to be capable of displaying that, or we have to bring up the X session without actually sending it to the monitor.


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