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Date:      Mon, 30 Jun 1997 22:58:50 +0200 (MET DST)
From:      Wolfgang Helbig <helbig@MX.BA-Stuttgart.De>
To:        stefan.veith@mail.online-club.de (Stefan Veith)
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: additional consoles
Message-ID:  <199706302058.WAA24324@helbig.informatik.ba-stuttgart.de>
In-Reply-To: <199706301919.VAA18162@rpops002.rp-online.de> from Stefan Veith at "Jun 30, 97 09:20:27 pm"

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> -- [ From: Stefan Veith * EMC.Ver #2.5.02 ] --
> 
> 
> I would like to add some virtual consoles for the burne shell (I do not know
> if I explain correctly what I think of, I mean the ttyvs). I can currently
> switch between Ctrl-F1-F4 and I would like to add about three ones. I
> discovered the file /etc/ttys, but adding further ttyvs does not change the
> problem, it says: no file /dev/tty4 (and so on). But how can I generate a
> suchlike file?

# cd /dev
# sh MAKEDEV vty10

This will create ten virtual terminal accessible with <ALT>F1 through
<ALT>F10. If you you are in X-Window, press <CTRL><ALT>Fn to get back
to the text only screens.

Wolfgang



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