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Two-cent tip: Starting XWindow at certain virtual terminal

Mulyadi Santosa [mulyadi.santosa at gmail.com]

Sun, 24 Aug 2008 13:08:05 +0700

X is always running at VT 7? Not really. For example, here's how to start it on VT 8: startx -- vt08

Replace "08" with your preferred VT number (2 digits). IIRC nowadays Linux distro opens 12 VT. Also please notice that we put double dash ("--") here, meaning we actually passing "vt" parameter to X server.



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Published in Issue 154 of Linux Gazette, September 2008