[Bug 375877] Re: Move *dm to VT1

Scott James Remnant scott at canonical.com
Wed May 13 14:27:02 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-05-13 at 13:13 +0000, Timo Aaltonen wrote:

> uh, right.. so it doesn't matter if tty1 has a getty or not. gdm will
> happily run on the vt regardless.
Right ;-)

getty only functions when in TEXT mode on the console, gdm only
functions when in RAW/GRAPHICS mode.

One neat advantage to leaving getty on tty1 is that, while it won't be
affected by gdm running over the top of it, if gdm were to exit
(repeated X.org crash, etc.) - there's a getty waiting for you on the

(at least, that's what my testing suggests)

Scott James Remnant
scott at canonical.com

Move *dm to VT1
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