Subject: Re: console or ttyE0
To: NetBSD User's Discussion List <netbsd-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/27/2003 14:20:14
On Sat, Sep 27, 2003 at 01:51:34PM -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> [ On Saturday, September 27, 2003 at 07:26:00 (-0700), email@example.com wrote: ]
> > Subject: Re: console or ttyE0
> > On Sat, Sep 27, 2003 at 08:39:36AM -0500, Andrew L. Gould wrote:
> > > Are there reasons a user would prefer console over ttyE0 (or ttyE0 over
> > > console) in /etc/ttys? Are there functional differences?
> > I have noticed in the past xdm grabbing console to use for xconsole, and at
> > that point not being able to log in on the first virtual console.
> not to put too fine a point on it, but it's xconsole that opens
> /dev/console, not xdm, at least in the default configuration.
True, but since we're talking about the default configuration of xdm: xdm
opens xconsole on startup before a user even logs in.