[arch-general] tty0 not available anymore with systemd

Kevin Chadwick ma1l1ists at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Jul 29 15:20:01 EDT 2012

> > One cannot have a console on /dev/tty0, sine it's not a real tty but
> > only a pointer to the currently activated console.  
> Ok, maybe the terminology I've used is wrong. However I'm talking about
> the console, which normally would come up when pressing "Ctrl+Alt+F1".
> Guess it would be tty1 then ;).

Looks like so on linux but you can certainly be excused for picking it
up from somewhere. On OpenBSD you have a /dev/console (I guess like tty0
on linux) and tty0 comes up from ctrl-alt-f1.

You also have OpenBSD 5.0 releases

Linux kernels start with 3.2.1 not 3.2.0

The Human vs computer friendly argument, I guess.


I noticed this the other day but figured I had said and repeated enough
about systemd but as ttys have come up I will mention it.


"Aside from runlevels 0, 1, and 6, every Unix and Unix-like system
treats runlevels a little differently. The common denominator is
the /etc/inittab file, which defines what each runlevel does (if they
do anything at all)."

So it seems systemd has achieved the opposite (maybe
for a good reason, I do not know) on one of it's goals and I would say
the main driving force behind it of unifying init system control in
this case at the very least.


'Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work
together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a
universal interface'

(Doug McIlroy)

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