Re: GDM, getty and VTs
On Sat, Dec 26, 2009 at 01:37:03PM +0100, Mario Lang quoted:
> Josselin Mouette <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > it’s been a long-standing tradition on Linux to have 6 started getty
> > processes, in tty1 to tty6. However this doesn’t correspond anymore to
> > the way we use our machines.
I use all six, and wish there were twelve. I find it easier to
use different user accounts to access different mail boxes online, use
an admin account for system/root emails, etc. I use one account for
mailing lists, one for family, one for friends, one for spam, and love
the degrees of separation.
The GUI is pretty much crap, and unless I want to watch a
youtube video after downloading it with clive, I rarely use the piece of
junk at all. If I need it, I just run startx. Saves my system from
running yet another inaccessible program on the computer (qv: gdm). Ice
Weasel won't run many web pages as well as it does in Windows Firefox,
including my Linksys router's configuration page, so until Linux devises
a better way to implement GUI screen reading, I am forced to return to
Windows to access the web. Nothing in Linux compares, unfortunately, so
having all those VT's is a blessing.