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Re: GDM, getty and VTs

Fabian Greffrath <greffrath@leat.rub.de> writes:

>> 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?

I think you didn't read my previous mail.


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