Ubuntu

Comment 16 for bug 652221

Interesting to note that kbd/src/deallocvt.c contains this:

} else if (num == 1) {
        fprintf(stderr,
                _("%s: VT 1 is the console and cannot be deallocated\n"),
                progname);
        exit(1);
}

This is decided in userspace without asking the kernel, suggesting that someone, somewhere believed tty1 really is a special case.