Playing with Virtual Terminal Consoles

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Playing with Virtual Terminal Consoles

Postby jinix » Sun Feb 29, 2004 3:11 am

AOA,

Guys linux provides us with 7 VTCs(Virtual Terminal Consoles). We can switch b/w them by pressing Ctrl+Alt+(F1~F7). 6 of them r text based(F1~F6) n the last F7 is GUI based.

I need 2 know whats the concept behind them? I mean what actually r these VTCs.

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Re: Playing with Virtual Terminal Consoles

Postby LinuxFreaK » Sun Feb 29, 2004 4:43 am

Dear Jinix,
Salam,

jinix wrote:Guys linux provides us with 7 VTCs(Virtual Terminal Consoles). We can switch b/w them by pressing Ctrl+Alt+(F1~F7). 6 of them r text based(F1~F6) n the last F7 is GUI based. I need 2 know whats the concept behind them? I mean what actually r these VTCs.


Assuming that you have getty or something similar running on those consoles, you press rightAlt and fx, where x is the console you want to access - 12. That method will get you to consoles upto 24, the only way i can figure to get to a console higher than that is by pressing alt-left_arrow or alt-right_arrow, those move to the previuos and next console. For information about console Please Read this link http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO885 ... soles.html

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Re: Playing with Virtual Terminal Consoles

Postby lambda » Sun Feb 29, 2004 3:30 pm

jinix wrote:I need 2 know whats the concept behind them? I mean what actually r these VTCs.


they give you several "terminal windows" so you can run different things at the same time.

you see, most servers shouldn't run a windowing system.
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