The difference between tty1 to 6

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The difference between tty1 to 6

Postby Husse on Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:29 pm

I've tried to find some useful information on this, but it's not easy. I know it has to do with different runlevels but I find nothing useful here either.
This is more to satisfy my curiosity than out of necessity
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Postby clem on Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:36 pm

It has nothing to do with runlevels. You have different displays (the same way Gnome gives you several workspaces) and 6 of them are reserved for consoles so that you can do 6 different things at the same time in your 6 consoles...

The 7th is usually assigned to X (your graphical display).

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Postby Husse on Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:43 pm

Oops!
Runlevel 2 is as far as I've found out the one Gnome is in. Is it possible to change runlevel?
I've seen several sentences like "change to ttyx to change to runlevel x"
Ignorance of that author? Are runlevels at all important?
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Postby clem on Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:55 pm

runlevels are simply "boot configurations". Each runlevel has a set of scripts it launches at boot... so for instance you might have a "console only runlevel", a "multi-user networked with KDM runlevel" etc... it all depends on which services are run by which runlevel...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runlevel

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