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  1. a patch for more virtual consoles?

    Anyone know of a kernel patch for more virtual consoles of the text variety?

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  2. Re: a patch for more virtual consoles?


    phil-news-nospam@ipal.net wrote:
    > Anyone know of a kernel patch for more virtual consoles of the text variety?


    No. But how many virtual consoles do you need? Is the current limit of
    64 virtual consoles too small?

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  3. Re: a patch for more virtual consoles?

    On 23 Oct 2006 11:43:36 -0700 Lew Pitcher wrote:

    | phil-news-nospam@ipal.net wrote:
    |> Anyone know of a kernel patch for more virtual consoles of the text variety?
    |
    | No. But how many virtual consoles do you need? Is the current limit of
    | 64 virtual consoles too small?

    Yup. I'm already using them all. I would have liked to see a whole major
    dedicated to this. Many device classes have a whole major number where
    one might never use more than 2 or 3 of them.

    Right now I have to use screen. And it's more awkward. Of course it
    would help if screen had a way to pre-start some sessions. But I'd
    still rather have the console devices. I'll figure out keymaps to get
    them to work.

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  4. Re: a patch for more virtual consoles?

    On 2006-10-24, phil-news-nospam@ipal.net wrote:
    > On 23 Oct 2006 11:43:36 -0700 Lew Pitcher wrote:
    >
    >| phil-news-nospam@ipal.net wrote:
    >|> Anyone know of a kernel patch for more virtual consoles of the text variety?
    >|
    >| No. But how many virtual consoles do you need? Is the current limit of
    >| 64 virtual consoles too small?
    >
    > Yup. I'm already using them all. I would have liked to see a whole major
    > dedicated to this. Many device classes have a whole major number where
    > one might never use more than 2 or 3 of them.


    It's just idle curiosity -- how do you use up 64 virtual
    consoles?

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  5. Re: a patch for more virtual consoles?

    On Tue, 24 Oct 2006 17:33:00 -0000 Grant Edwards wrote:
    | On 2006-10-24, phil-news-nospam@ipal.net wrote:
    |> On 23 Oct 2006 11:43:36 -0700 Lew Pitcher wrote:
    |>
    |>| phil-news-nospam@ipal.net wrote:
    |>|> Anyone know of a kernel patch for more virtual consoles of the text variety?
    |>|
    |>| No. But how many virtual consoles do you need? Is the current limit of
    |>| 64 virtual consoles too small?
    |>
    |> Yup. I'm already using them all. I would have liked to see a whole major
    |> dedicated to this. Many device classes have a whole major number where
    |> one might never use more than 2 or 3 of them.
    |
    | It's just idle curiosity -- how do you use up 64 virtual
    | consoles?

    Lots of stuff going on. 3 of them are used for 3 instances of X. The
    rest are logged in on various aspects of things I'm doing.

    I don't really need 256 of them. But a few more than I have now would
    be nice. Then I could eliminate using screen.

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