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Re: Re: GDM, getty and VTs

Good question. I guess they could be handled like the first text VTs:
ready to be started by pressing enter, on a configurable list
of /dev/ttyS? devices.

How about the following idea:

Introduce a configuration directory (e.g. /etc/inittab.d) in which packages can drop files to claim for allocation of specific ttys. For example, util-linux could drop a file in this directory that claims "I want getty on tty1-6, priority 100" whereas the gdm package could drop a file that claims "I want the first unallocated tty, preferably tty7, priority 110". I still don't have an idea for the actual syntax (or even implementation) of such configuration files, but it should be easy to adopt them to the user's individual needs.

I am not an expert and this is just a craze idea, but what do you think about it?

Dipl.-Phys. Fabian Greffrath

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