Comment 129 for bug 148454

(In reply to comment #31)
> BTW, if somebody cares enough: this bug could be fixed properly now as Kay's
> patch got merged into .38.
>
> There's now a file "/sys/class/tty/tty0/active" which you can read to get the
> current VT. And you can poll() for it and will get POLLPRI every time the VT
> changes.
>
> That said, given that CK is being retired anyway sooner or later (merged into
> systemd) I do wonder if it is really worth working on this for now.

yes it does. there are other distros out there that doesn't use systemd at all and doesn't have the intention to use it.