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Re: Fedora 10 ctf-alt-F2



Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 9:53 AM, Don Levey <fedora-list the-leveys us> wrote:
>> This means that I must always have at least one Gnome session active,
>> and I must use that as my control session.  It also seems that there's a
>> "mixed metaphor" in that the first X session is F1 but the rest start at
>> F7.
> Its only a mixed metaphor in that you are relying on keyboard
> shortcuts which encode specific virtual terminals to specific key
> mappings. This metaphor breaks down quickly once you start doing
> anything dynamic. Have 3 or 4 fast user switching users log in and
> logout in varying orders and even if the the X sessions were mapped to
> high ttys they would not be in a consistent ordering as users bounce
> on and off the system.  Its quite analogous to how me moved from fixed
> block device naming to udev dynamic block device creation.
> 
> Don't be shocked if we move into a future where the 5 or 6 mingetty's
> we start by default now are also started dynamically in the future and
> are given the next available tty instead of being on tty2-tt6 from
> boot up.
> 
> -jef
> 

That makes sense, I guess - this part of the question was relatively
minor anyway.  What I'd really like is to find a way to do all this
without the Gnome session requirement.

 -Don


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