[xubuntu-users] How do I configure VTs in Lucid?

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Sun Jul 11 23:17:50 UTC 2010

On Sun, 11 Jul 2010 21:50:12 +0000 (UTC)
HB <hex1a4 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I recently "upgraded" Xubuntu from Hardy to Lucid (clean install) and 
> find myself unable to configure it the way I need to. The biggest thing 
> so far is that I'm unable to setup VTs the way I like.
> How do I configure my system to be as follows?
> VT 1 - 4: Consoles
> VT 5 - 7: X sessions
> VT 8 & 9: Free
> VT 10 : User logs
> VT 11 : Daemon logs
> VT 12 : Kernel logs
> At the very least I need to have three static instances of GDM at startup.
> On Hardy and earlier I did this by deleting tty[56] from /etc/event.d/ 
> (this directory is now gone). Configuring /etc/gdm/gdm.conf-custom (now 
> replaced with custom.conf) but now my changes don't do anything. 
> Configuring /etc/syslog.conf which is now gone and creating it didn't 
> help.
> Any ideas? Thank you.

There are indeed many changes from Hardy 8.04 to Lucid 10.04. I would
start by reading the release notes [1], [2], [3]. Then, you may have to
google for the upstart changes and rsyslog, which replaced what you
were using in Xubuntu 8.04. I believe (could be wrong) the tty's are
now configured in /etc/init/tty??.conf. Please read
through /etc/default/console-setup first, though. That is the first step
to adding and deleting tty's . GDM has changed due to a complete
re-write by the gnome developers. It is designed to keep up with Gnome
3.0. It makes it much harder for us to work with. 

[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/LucidLynx/Final
[2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LucidLynx/ReleaseNotes
[3] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LucidLynx/TechnicalOverview

Charlie Kravetz 
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