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Question Meaning of the virtual consoles on POP???


Jul 2, 2019
Hi there,

can anyone explain the meaning of the virtual console on POP?

Historically you have always had the virtual consoles from F1 to F6, with the X session on F7.
On POP I have the X session on F2, I have also another GDM screen in F1 that brings into the default session (F2), and the usual virtual console from F3 to F6.
Is there a precise meaning in this setup, I couldn't figure out why.

Thank in advance!


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Nov 23, 2018
I don't think there's a meaning, other than modifying it to follow a logical sequence. 1 > 2 > 3.. and so on. I think this has been default behavior in Linux for a couple years now. Unless, of course, you're building from scratch and not following current defaults.

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