I'm using Arch Linux. The system starts the xorg-server right at boot. It is located on virtual console 1 so it hides the bootup messages, which disturbs me. How can I configure the system to start xorg on console No 7 like in good old times?

  • This is usually decided by your display manager like lightdm or gdm. The file you need to modify will depend on which one you use.
    – pacmanwa
    Commented Apr 19, 2019 at 15:07
  • Ah perfect, thank you so much! I'm using SDDM and this gave me the clue to find the solution. (Which I will post below.) Commented Apr 19, 2019 at 16:39

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Solution: Pacmanwa's comment gave me the clue that this is a matter of display manager configuration.

As I'm using sddm, I had to create /etc/sddm.conf.d/tty.conf with contents


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