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    Default Mir Now Supports VT Switching

    Phoronix: Mir Now Supports VT Switching

    Canonical's Mir Display Server for Ubuntu Linux has proper support for handling switching to virtual terminals...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQzMTQ

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    why the hell VT is needed for modern OSes
    they need GUI framework for everything
    the only need for VT in a Desktop OS is for fixing system when the GUI framework does not work
    and how a phone needs VT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by benalib View Post
    why the hell VT is needed for modern OSes
    they need GUI framework for everything
    the only need for VT in a Desktop OS is for fixing system when the GUI framework does not work
    and how a phone needs VT?

    Probably makes it easier to develop/debug with Mir if you can jump to console to start/stop servers and other such things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benalib View Post
    why the hell VT is needed for modern OSes
    they need GUI framework for everything
    the only need for VT in a Desktop OS is for fixing system when the GUI framework does not work
    and how a phone needs VT?
    VT switching is one of the greatest things with Linux.
    And it isn't just for switching to a console, I use it often to switch between my two X sessions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pajn View Post
    Obvious troll is obvious.
    These posts just give me more crap to clean up, and I'm tempted to see if I can get temporary bans on people making them.

    Please do not quote, and therefore repeat, that garbage.

    Please just use the "!" report post link at the bottom left of the posts.
    Last edited by Darxus; 08-08-2013 at 04:21 PM.

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    Default How about the same on Wayland?

    Anyone who has tested a preliminar beta of Wayland notice if that stuff funtions too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebianLinuxero View Post
    Anyone who has tested a preliminar beta of Wayland notice if that stuff funtions too?
    last time i checked on raspberry pi, nope, you need to press ctrl + alt + backspace to terminate weston and go back to terminal

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    Quote Originally Posted by benalib View Post
    why the hell VT is needed for modern OSes
    they need GUI framework for everything
    the only need for VT in a Desktop OS is for fixing system when the GUI framework does not work
    and how a phone needs VT?
    On the first, I think it's a matter of taste. I like it. You don't like it. Fair enough.

    But on the last phrase, you must keep in mind Mir's target is not only the cellphones, but the desktop, too. So, you can't use as a guide only the cellphone needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darxus View Post
    These posts just give me more crap to clean up, and I'm tempted to see if I can get temporary bans on people making them.

    Please do not quote, and therefore repeat, that garbage.

    Please just use the "!" report post link at the bottom left of the posts.
    Now now, your post is exactly the same as what you're trying to squash except it's threatening. Put it back in your pants please no one like a Napoleon taking it out on people who obviously were informing people that whomevers post was completely crap... Not saying it was, I never read it just saying knock it off.

    On topic, I will never get the disconnect between people and consoles, they are some VERY powerful tools. I often have many terminals open in a X sessions not to mention all the TTY's I have with screen on them... Why? Why do you forsake such tools?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebianLinuxero View Post
    Anyone who has tested a preliminar beta of Wayland notice if that stuff funtions too?
    As I recall, terminal switching works just fine on RebeccaBlack OS.

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