What establishes which virtual console the visual user interface is worked on?

I've found out that I can switch over in between digital gaming consoles by pushing Ctrl+Alt+F1–F12, and also I've located that the visual user interface is generally going for either F7 or F8.

Why does this differ, and also exists a means to forecast it?

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2019-05-13 05:52:34
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F7 is the default Xserver console. I think that F8 is just made use of if there is currently an Xserver working on F7, or if F7 is active.

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2019-05-17 19:59:40
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X makes use of the first free digital terminal, and also the first 6 are currently alloted for gettys by startup from /etc/init/tty[1-6].conf, and also commonly by init from /etc/inittab.

To pick a details digital terminal for X, you pass it the parameter 'vtXX' (see X - aid), where XX is the wanted incurable number. There are a number of means to pass parameters to X, yet that is things for an additional question.:)

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2019-05-17 19:46:17
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