Bug#857132: console-setup: additional info needed ?
On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 11:36:20AM +0100, Karsten Hilbert wrote:
> Directly after boot, during which no VT switch occurred, I
> will see the login manager for KDE. When I now switch to the
> first console and then ALT-RIGHT through my other consoles up
> until vt6 they don't have a getty running just yet (they show
> up as empty black screens).
Actually, this is an indication that console-setup has already
configured these consoles. As far as I know, there are only two
components in a Debian system that open VTs -- getty and console-setup
(and X for vt7). If you see a created console without getty, then this
console exists only because console-setup has done something to it.
If you would repeat this experiment on a system which didn't have
console-setup installed, then ALT-RIGHT simply wouldn't work, it
wouldn't switch to a console which didn't exist yet. And it would be
impossible to see an empty console without getty running on it.
Ofcourse, this doesn't explain why the configuration doesn't work --
because something overwrites it or because the configuration is
performed too early, while the system is not prepared for it yet.