Re: Who is starting this process?
> By any chance, did you install a package called "desktop-base" during your
> last upgrade? I'm not certain that this is the correct package name, but I
> recall installing a package that caused kdm to ignore the kdmrc file and
> read, instead, a file installed in the /etc/default directory. After
> installing it a couple of times I finally learned to avoid it.
This was a god idea, but sadly not the reason. I agree with you, that some
package might be responsible for this. As I set in kdmrc a negative number for
vt, it takes the highest non used terminal by the kernel.
I tried to set vt=7 in kdmrc, and yes, that worked. X then is on vt7. But this
thing I knew before.
What I want to find out more is, why debian is suddenly changing the use of
tty7 and tty8.
I still found no way, to find out what processes need tty7 and 8, ps did tell
nothing. I still found out, that debian-desktop changed initrd-image, another
point, that the kernel seems something to do with this behaviour.
Obviously only few people seem to know, what is causing this. I googled a
little bit, and vt9 seem to be used in other distributions, too.
On the other hand, a friend of mine is using sid/amd64, too, and his X is
running on vt7. Really weired....
Anyway, as it is not a bug at all, it is not serious, but it would be just
nice to know, what is happening.