We're talking about the default, automatic X session - if you just want to start a session where you are, use "startx :1" (assuming :0 is running already and :1 is not).
X implementation varies a lot from system to system. I really recommend X Power Tools.
For old KDM and XDM, you edit the Xservers file. Your line might want to look something like:
:0 local /usr/bin/X :0 vt5
(tty5 of course would need to be unused)
More modern KDM uses "kdmrc" and a "ServerVTs=-7" line. The "-7" says use tty7 but only if it is free (-). Without a ServerVTs line, KDM defaults to using the first available vt.
In /etc/gdm/gdm.conf is "FirstVT=7". Like KDM, without that it will just grab the first available vt.
Edit /usr/lib/X11/scologin/Xservers. You'll see the line:
:0 local /usr/bin/X11/X :0 -crt /dev/tty02
Change tty02 to whatever you wish.
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