Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 05-07-2003, 05:29 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: wollongong, australia
Distribution: red hat
Posts: 28

Rep: Reputation: 15
virtual terminals and X-sessions "linked"

well I have some queries about "virtual terminals"
The first this is that when a person first logs in if he is using X-session he will be log in to runlevel 5 and the F7 key will be taken by that session . this means that F1 key should also be taken for "First virtual terminal" coz F1 and F7 are linked, am i right? I this is the case, then when i do the ctrl+Alt+F1, it takes me to start the second virtual terminal. but why it alows me to log in at F1 , isn't it already taken by the initial login.
and suppose i have started a second virtual terminal at F2 and then as i type startx to open a corresponding X-session it gives error , this is because F7 is already running the initial X-session, well when i type startx--:1, it starts X-session at F8,okie that is cool. But when i login at F2 and type startx--:2, it should start X-session at F9 but it still starts X-session at F8, why is that.
could some one please tell me how it works and how these Fkeys are likned with virtual terminals and the corresponding X-sessions. could some one pelase recommend me a online tutorial which explains this well. Please reply soon.
Old 05-08-2003, 07:27 AM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Durham, England
Distribution: Fedora Core 4
Posts: 1,565

Rep: Reputation: 47
No, you're confused. Logins aren't "taken" by a virtual terminal, you can login as many times as you like, virtual terminals are just a convenient way to switch between them.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
echo "message" on all the terminals junaid18183 Linux - General 8 07-12-2005 10:36 AM
"stale" gnome-terminals hanging around? 187807 Slackware 11 01-03-2005 05:06 PM
samba - smbmount freezing my terminals -> "Device is busy" Yntarius Linux - Networking 4 05-21-2004 08:19 AM
Mandrake 9.1 hangs at "Building Window Manager Sessions" Aadilya Linux - Distributions 1 02-27-2004 05:07 AM
vsftpd - "real" vs. "virtual" users clau_bolson Linux - Networking 2 11-17-2003 07:22 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:52 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration