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Old 09-11-2018, 01:01 AM   #16
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tty[2-6] gettys became "on demand" too long ago to remember, yet another systemd feature. The speed of response when a "demand" is made varies according to things I've never determined. I didn't like the long waits that on multiple installations were occurring, so on most I have defeated systemd's "on demand" (following renaming /etc/systemd/system/ to .getty@tty1.service01) by running a script containing (for openSUSE - some distros need the links to be to /lib* instead of /usr/lib*) the following:
 cd /etc/systemd/system/
 cp -a ../../../../usr/lib/systemd/system/getty@.service ../../../../usr/lib/systemd/system/getty@tty1.service
 sed -i 's/TTYVTDisallocate=yes/TTYVTDisallocate=no/' ../../../../usr/lib/systemd/system/getty@tty1.service
 ln -sf ../../../../usr/lib/systemd/system/getty@tty1.service ./getty@tty1.service
 systemctl start getty@tty1.service
 ln -sf ../../../../usr/lib/systemd/system/getty@.service ./getty@tty2.service
 systemctl start getty@tty2.service
 ln -sf ../../../../usr/lib/systemd/system/getty@.service ./getty@tty3.service
 systemctl start getty@tty3.service
 ln -sf ../../../../usr/lib/systemd/system/getty@.service ./getty@tty4.service
 systemctl start getty@tty4.service
 ln -sf ../../../../usr/lib/systemd/system/getty@.service ./getty@tty5.service
 systemctl start getty@tty5.service
 ln -sf ../../../../usr/lib/systemd/system/getty@.service ./getty@tty6.service
 systemctl start getty@tty6.service
There may be a better way, but this WFM since April 2015.
Old 09-11-2018, 02:39 AM   #17
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Interesting, thanks for the information on how you handle this. My machine is meanwhile not anymore so sluggish that I'd have to use this but I will keep it in mind. One never knows what the future will bring .

Totally OT: I see in your signature that you are multibooting. Is that as in multiuser / multiseat? I tried that years ago but it was only for a short time:

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