Multiple consoles?

marc zonzon marc.zonzon at gmail.com
Fri Apr 9 13:58:33 EDT 2010


On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 1:51 PM, Fernando Carello <fcarello at libero.it> wrote:
> Hello!
>
> Is there any way to have multiple consoles on the Ben?
> I mean, the typical [ALT][F1], [ALT][F2] etc.
>
> Thanks
>
> Fernando
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Sure it's quite simple in /etc/inittab:

tty1::askfirst:/bin/ash --login
tty2::askfirst:/bin/ash --login
tty3::askfirst:/bin/ash --login

I use at least 2, it gives you an opportunity when some framebuffer
program screw up your console to kill it from the second console.

Marc




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