Bug 626431 - FC 13 /etc/sysconfig/init ACTIVE_CONSOLES= limits # ttys to 9
FC 13 /etc/sysconfig/init ACTIVE_CONSOLES= limits # ttys to 9
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2010-08-23 10:38 EDT by floyd smith
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:24 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-09-21 05:03:57 EDT
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Description floyd smith 2010-08-23 10:38:43 EDT
Description of problem:
FC 13 /etc/sysconfig/init (line ACTIVE_CONSOLES=) does not support changing
number of consoles to above 9.
That is, 1he max can not be say 10. 11 or 12 (like [1-11], for example).
In FC 12, the event.d dir allowed for expanding the default number of 6 by
creating mingetty text files tty9, 10, 11 and even 12 (but tty 12 could not
used for root and tty7 is not created for it is reseved for "X" windows). I
guest the new /etc/sysconfig/init method should allow a max up to 11 leaving
12 for "X".


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Comment 1 Petr Lautrbach 2010-09-21 05:03:57 EDT
You can use plain list of all consoles or some shell expansion:

ACTIVE_CONSOLE="/dev/tty1 /dev/tty2 /dev/tty3 /dev/tty4 /dev/tty5 /dev/tty6 /dev/tty7 /dev/tty8 /dev/tty9 /dev/tty10 /dev/tty11"

ACTIVE_CONSOLE="/dev/tty[1-9] /dev/tty10 /dev/tty11"

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