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Old 09-01-2004, 06:39 AM   #1
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kdm is starting up on tty2 instead of tty7


I am running Debian SID and a couple of weeks ago after doing a dist-upgrade, kdm had moved from tty7 to tty2.

I have checked inittab and everywhere else I can think of, but I can't find where the tty for the window manager is allocated.

Can anyone help?
 
Old 09-01-2004, 09:40 AM   #2
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What is TTY?

###SORRY THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A SEPARATE POST#######

What is TTY?
I tried looking it up in google, and what i find tells me its some type of device for the hearing impaired.. I read a post here about a guy having trouble with KDM booting to TTY7 instead of TTY2.. i just want to understand what this means.

Thanks,
-myk
 
Old 09-01-2004, 02:49 PM   #3
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A tty is one of six virtial terminal/consoles which is normally accessed from your desktop manager by pressing ctrl-alt-f1 to ctrl-alt-f6
 
Old 09-01-2004, 05:34 PM   #4
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Re: kdm is starting up on tty2 instead of tty7

Quote:
Originally posted by peterrobin
I am running Debian SID and a couple of weeks ago after doing a dist-upgrade, kdm had moved from tty7 to tty2.

I have checked inittab and everywhere else I can think of, but I can't find where the tty for the window manager is allocated.

Can anyone help?
Code:
[HappyTux:/home/stephen]# cat /etc/kde3/kdm/Xservers
# Xservers - local X-server list
#
# This file should contain an entry to start the server on the
# local display; if you have more than one display (not screen),
# you can add entries to the list (one per line).
# If you also have some X terminals connected which do not support XDMCP,
# you can add them here as well; you will want to leave those terminals
# on and connected to the network, else kdm will have a tougher time
# managing them. Each X terminal line should look like:
#       XTerminalName:0 foreign
#

:0 local@tty1 /usr/X11R6/bin/X :0 -dpi 135 -nolisten tcp vt7
:1 local@tty2 reserve /usr/X11R6/bin/X -nolisten tcp :1 vt8
#:2 local@tty3 reserve /usr/X11R6/bin/X -nolisten tcp :2 vt9
#:3 local@tty4 reserve /usr/X11R6/bin/X -nolisten tcp :3 vt10
#:4 local@tty5 reserve /usr/X11R6/bin/X -nolisten tcp :4 vt11


### Don't change these two lines; they are hints for genkdmconf. ###
### Version 1.99 ###
You would need to change the :0 line.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 07:35 PM   #5
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Thanks, I'll try it tonight.

You're a saint of a man (or woman)

Peter
 
Old 09-01-2004, 07:50 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by peterrobin
Thanks, I'll try it tonight.

You're a saint of a man (or woman)

Peter
Your welcome and it is man I don't know of too many women named Stephen.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 07:53 PM   #7
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oops! didn't see the name at the bottom only the nickname
 
Old 09-02-2004, 03:05 AM   #8
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LoL

Mykrob: the TTY for the hearing impaired you googled for will probably be "teletype" which has nothing to do with linux but is more like a typewriter hooked up to the telephone network... The forerunner of the fax as it were.

The tty's in Linux (although the name is borrowed from the above) are there so you can have multiple shells running at the same time even when you don't have X, without needing 10 keyboards and monitors attached to your box Where in X you'd focus another window, here the keyboard and screen are multiplexed to one of them by using the crtl-alt-fX buttons which are captured by the kernel
 
  


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