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What determines which virtual console the graphical interface is run on?

I've learned that I can switch between virtual consoles by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1–F12, and I've found that the graphical interface is usually running at either F7 or F8. Why does this vary, and is ...
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How does /etc/default/console-setup work?

Following up on modifying virtual consoles' keymaps, how can I edit /etc/default/console-setup? Will the file be parsed on each boot (then cached in /etc/console-setup/cached.kmap.gz), or do I need ...
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Swap capslock and control in virtual consoles

I'm using System > Preferences > Keyboard > Layout > Options > Ctrl key position > Swap Ctrl and CapsLock, which works great for X. How can I get the same for virtual consoles (Ctrl+Alt+F1, etc.)?