[techtalk] Is this normal?

coder coderman at mindspring.com
Mon Mar 6 13:01:31 EST 2000

lilith at paxumbrae.com wrote:
> Is this normal? I -think- this is just place-holder, but I don't really know what is going on here or if it is a good thing or a bad thing. Any information would be appreciated! Root is not logged in at the time of this ps.

Yes, that is normal.  Each one of those tty's is tied to a given
character based login session, mapped keys F1 through F6.

The agetty program handles the login process and shell execution for a
given FX mapped character mode session.
(usually your only on F1.  If you want to switch to a character mode
session from X windows, press <CTRL><ALT><F1-6>.  to get back to X press
<ALT><F7>..  )  

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