support for HW_SKIP_CONSOLE breaks use by blind people

Michal Suchanek hramrach at
Tue Jan 8 07:03:06 PST 2013

On 8 January 2013 15:53, Timothy Meade <zt.tmzt at> wrote:

> Maybe I'm missing something, auto detecting if VT switch is needed means
> introducing an inconsistencty. Dummy and evdev can both work without
> allocating a VT, and there are cases where that may be useful, such as
> debugging a server or input driver.
> Would an explict -forcetty or -forcevtalloc be an option? There are already
> distro specific configuration scripts for setting up Linux for blind user,
> could they add this option when they configure the dummy output?

There is already -novtswitch option. Making a corresponding -vtswitch
would be simplest provided it overrides the HW_SKIP_CONSOLE override.

The OP however wants the X server to DoTheRightThing(tm) automagically
but there is no agreement yet what the right thing exactly is.



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