Subject: Re: /etc/ttys and xdm
To: Ognyan Kulev <email@example.com>
From: Ian P. Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/14/2004 20:44:44
On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 10:00:54AM +0300, Ognyan Kulev wrote:
> I've installed NetBSD 2.0RC1 and configured xdm to start automatically.
> Unfortunately, this way the first virtual console becomes useless and there
> are some timeout errors about it. When in /etc/ttys I make console "off"
> and ttyE0 "on" (i.e. toggle both), this problem gets fixed.
> Is this intentional behaviour? If it is, I would like to forward requst to
> netbsd-docs@ to mention this in The NetBSD Guide. Or at least add it to
This allows messages sent to the console to be displayed in your X session.
Without it, you might miss important messages sent to the console.
Check out the files:
for the gory details.