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Bug#603767: gdm: starts on v8 instead of vt7

On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 09:36:14AM +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le mercredi 17 novembre 2010 à 13:47 +1100, david b a écrit :
> > After upgrading from lenny to squeeze, gdm starts on vt8 always (even
> > after restarting it). It should start on vt7 as this is the expected
> > behaviour.
> I noticed this happens often to me too, and I can assure you it’s not a
> GDM bug. The Linux VT interface wrongly reports vt7 as being in use,
> before gdm is even started. It does not happen on all systems, so it
> might be related to KMS - for example it happens with my radeon-based
> system.

I can confirm that a gdm3 restart might lead to either one of vt[789]
with no specific rule.  I had some issues to track down which needed
several restarts and I simply tired which console was finally used.  I
have not made any stats but at most times it was on vt8 but vt9 happened
as well and also I once found it back on vt7.
> Which graphics hardware are you using?

Intel based laptop.

Hope this helps



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