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Both tty1 (Ctrl+Alt+F1) and tty2 (Ctrl+Alt+F2) provides graphical login screen whereas in previous version there was only one graphical virtual terminal. Why was the second graphical VT added?

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tty1 is operated by Wayland and tty2 by Xorg.

# lsof /dev/tty1
COMMAND    PID USER   FD   TYPE DEVICE SIZE/OFF NODE NAME
systemd-l 1101 root   22u   CHR    4,1      0t0 1042 /dev/tty1
gdm-wayla 1422  gdm    0u   CHR    4,1      0t0 1042 /dev/tty1
# lsof /dev/tty2
COMMAND    PID  USER   FD   TYPE DEVICE SIZE/OFF NODE NAME
systemd-l 1101  root   24u   CHR    4,2      0t0 1043 /dev/tty2
gdm-x-ses 1872  user    0u   CHR    4,2      0t0 1043 /dev/tty2
Xorg      1874  user    8u   CHR    4,2      0t0 1043 /dev/tty2

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