Questions about using the command-line interface in Ubuntu.

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How change command lines in Midnight commander?

I want to change midnight commander console size, but I don't know why it's not enable to change from the layout settings. please help me to do that. tnx.
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Ubuntu 12.04: C++ Program -> Broken Pipe -> Cannot get past Tty1

While I was running a C++ program (it involved SDL), the computer completely froze up; control C didn't work, and escape didn't work (I had it programmed that escape would close the program). So, ...
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How to install Debian, only with console NO GRAPHIC INTERFACE! its a minimal install [closed]

HOW DO I INSTALL DEBIAN AND CONNECT TO A NETWORK ? Okey. I have my Debian on VirtualBox. The problem is that i need to connect Debian to the network. How do i connect it ? i'm trying but .. i don't ...
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Zsh fade and fire prompts don't look so smooth in yakuake as in gnome-terminal

I am using kubuntu 14.10 with yakuake and zsh installed. I like default fire/fade prompts included to the default zsh distribution. They look really nice for me, but I cannot make them look in yakuake ...
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How to zebra stripe the console?

I'd like the terminal to alternate the background color on successive lines, making it easier to see where one starts and the next one ends. This would be specially useful when reading logs with tail ...
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Trying to install minecraft (Spigot Version) in Lubuntu Desktop

I set up a minecraft server super easily on my windows server. But Lubuntu is much harder! I have installed java, but I can't get anything to go from there! Nothing boots, I can't install a wrapper, I ...
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How to stop erratic output in TTY1~6?

Whenever I try to log in and type my password, the console starts to output ^@ every split second, and it makes my entry invalid. I don't know why this happens, sometimes it "fixes itself" so I can ...
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Serial Ports Not Working

I am having issues getting my console DB9 serial ports to work on an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS machine. I have a Megabyte motherboard, an Intel Pentium processor, and a 2-port DB9 serial card. I am ...
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Console bug always showing on top [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unit 2D and got this problem with console, he stays always on screen top, I try click on a background program but console stay on top. I try click on console but the click ...
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Ubuntu mixed boot

I have a problem during boot my Ubuntu starts with console interface, then switches to GUI. In this video you can see how it happens: http://youtu.be/-Ps26OCwsgM Thanks for the help in advance.
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after Ubuntu 14.04 update Geforce doesn't work anymore

After I have updated yesterday Ubuntu 14.04 in a routine update my NVIDIA Gforce doesn't work anymore. I get the login screen but then it doesn't continue. Mouse pointer is showing, the background ...
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Is it possible to adjust console text size with framebuffer disabled?

I've just built an Ubuntu 14.04 based home server and I'm running it "headless" in that I normally connect to it over SSH. The server is based on a miniITX board and has onboard VGA video which was ...
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How do I change the color for directories with ls in the console?

On my console the color for directories is such a blue, that it is hard to read on a dark background. How can I change the color definitions for ls? After trying something, I wonder how to just ...
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Unable to switch from between Consoles

I'm a novice but want to give linux a shot. I'm using the os again after a long break. I downloaded 14.04 and really like it so far. I just can't seem to get my gtx 750 ti card working. I have to ...
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Remove graphical terminal for netbooted image

How do I remove the graphical terminal on a netbooted ubuntu 14.04 based image? I built this from debootstrap and there is no grub because it's used a pxe boot process. Once it boots up the ...
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Switch from GUI to the command line interface/console temporarily

I want to switch off the GUI, and only leave the command line interface or it is also know as the CLI. How would I do this?
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Lost on installing Ubuntu on my laptop with an ATI graphics card

I just bought a new laptop and I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it. The laptop has an ATI graphic card though which led to the problem of it simply black-screening and not booting. There ...
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Stuck In Virtual Console: TTY1

I entered tty1 by pressing CTR, ALT +F1 but when I press CTRL, ALT +F7 I get list of items that look like this: *Starting.... followed by [OK}. How do I get back into the regular desktop?? Help, new ...
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iTunesToRhythm errors

I have executed some of the code in this link: https://github.com/esalgado/iTunesToRhythm But I am getting the error iTunesToRhythm.py: error: you must supply a source and destination It seems ...
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TFTP trouble: timeout before file found

I've installed TFTP to the best of my knowlege, and am trying to perform a basic function test of get uImage when run in normal user, I get permission denied, when using sudo it replies back ...
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Disable console access?

How do I disable console access to Ubuntu 12.04? I want to only allow login over SSH. I have searched the web thoroughly but no clear answer was found. EDIT: I'm talking about disabling physical ...
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While loop in Shell

I want to make a while...loop statement in my Shell script like: while [ $line < $line_number ]; do echo $line done But there is an error. I think it is because I wrote it in bash code. But ...
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Execute script in sh mode instead of bash in Shell

I added my script called mylovelyscript.sh to /bin/ folder. My script contains code that echos text with different text colors. But when I run my script like $ mylovelyscript it executes in bash ...
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Teamviewer not starting from command-line when using --passwd switch

Tested on Ubuntu 12.04 with Teamviewer v9.0.24147 (.deb package, 32 bits). Before starting the process: $ ps -e | grep "teamviewer" -i 2936 ? 00:00:00 teamviewerd If I then do: $ sudo ...
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Console doesn't show pretty UTF-8 characters in Shell

I want to write some pretty, special characters taken from Web in my Shell Console with echo command. I want to write, for example, ▲ character, but it shows me ��� character. How can I solve the ...
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Ubuntu refuses to enter recovery mode

I just installed NVidia's latest version of their drivers for Ubuntu (13.10), which don't seem to work for me - I'm getting the 'system is running in low-graphics mode' dialogue box. I've tried ...
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Console when ubuntu starts up [duplicate]

When I start ubuntu up a purple screen pops up and then disapears again then a window comes up that says that I am running in low graphics mode. I click ok and then all I see is a black console. How ...
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console output during boot -> Ubuntu 13.10

I tried different options (nosplash noplymouth, removing 'quiet' and 'splash') in /etc/default/grub to disable purple background and display kernel messages in native resolution 1366x768 but nothing ...
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Command line tool file top: ftop?

On RH-epel there is an useful tool ftop to see file top, io and which files are used. Are there an alternative tools in ubuntu??
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Blank console after fresh install of 12.04.03

I have seen this question asked a number of times but none of the answers I've tried work for me. I've seen answers about Plymouth, about GRUB, and about VESA drivers so I screwed with all of that ...
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Configure terminal to use same set of hotkeys, no matter what shell is running inside of it? (Text navigation/selection/copy/paste etc…)

I have a set of keyboard shortcuts that I use all the time in every other application (browser, text editor, input fields in file manager, etc). They're not optimized by any means, but they're in my ...
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Login to command line [duplicate]

It's possible to perform a login ( with lightdm or anything else ) and enter directly in command line mode without enabling any GUI for the user ?
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How to change eclipse console output color?

I am running eclipse on Ubuntu 12.04 and I'd like to change console output color. I tried to edit it via Preferences>Run/Debug>Console>Background color but it doesn't work. Is there some other way to ...
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How do I boot to console with Refind?

I am using Refind to boot into Ubuntu 13.04 on a Macbook Pro (8,2). However, I seem to have messed up my install to the point where Ubuntu no longer boots (I get a flashing underscore but no text ...
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How to enable display of framebuffer images (e.g. in w3m, fbi) within byobu (pts)?

I'm trying to run a minimal Ubuntu 13.10 installation without X Window System on my old laptop. One of the most useful tools I rely on in this setup is byobu; however, it seems to prevent me from ...
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Other backgrounds for tty Concoles?

I have in ~/.bashrc: if [ "$TERM" = "linux" ]; then echo -en "\e]P0232323" #black echo -en "\e]P82B2B2B" #darkgrey echo -en "\e]P1D75F5F" #darkred echo -en "\e]P9E33636" #red echo ...
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Does the “Remote Login” function allow connection to VPNs?

Does the "Remote Login" function allow connection to VPNs such as Linode? I've never had a VPN before but I am looking in to buying a Linode and I'm wondering if Remote Login allows easy access. ...
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Normal Password not accepted in console session

Home screen account/password are not accepted in console mode? Is there a trick to this? I enter the exact cred's after entering console mode but it won't accept cred's there. Do I need to stop it at ...
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How to change package configuration background/colors?

I want to change these colors : Package Configuration Can anyone help me?
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How to make ubuntu as the second Operating System

So, I installed Debian (my dad installed it, i dont know, i am just 13), 2 months ago and after that installed Ubuntu (I installed it!!!) alongside debian by re-sizing the partition. Now, the Ubuntu ...
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Why are the textbased consoles (as normally available from ALT+F1 upto ALT+F6) unavailable when the NVIDIA driver has an issue?

I have already had a lot of issues with the proprietary NVIDIA drivers (most often after upgrade of the driver or the kernel) , they are very cumbersome to resolve, especially because most of the time ...
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Ubuntu Installer with Serial Console Support

I am looking for installer to install os, using Console cable, and can't find solution in whole google world. Please tell me if someone has installed ubuntu x64 (desktop or server) using just console ...
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13.10/SiS 771/671 Consoles (ctrl-alt-f*) aren't working in fallback mode

I'm installing Ubuntu 13.10 in an old computer with a SiS 771/671 video board. It's too old to run Unity, so I had to use fallback mode. The startup and desktop are ok, but when I try to use to the ...
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Problem with Ubuntu Server 12.04 Screen Flashing(Blink) and Full of text(Console)

After I installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 about one hour ago, I have a problem with the screen flashing (blinking) and being full of text that I don't know what it is. byt When I boot up in Recovery ...
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Read only n first lines from something

When I'm saying something like curl http://example.com/123 and I want to read only n first lines, how do I do that? I know that's something like: curl http://example.com/123 | ???
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How to disable high-res Grub2 and Linux Console?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (32 bit server) on an embedded computer that uses the Intel N2800 CPU and chipset. I know there is no video driver for this chipset, but I don't care because ...
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Could aptitude or tasksel be forced to show download and install progress bars for all packages?

Is There a Way to force Tasksel or aptitude to show a progress bar regardless what package will be installed. Are there other ways to visualize installation processes with dpkg or something similr?
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cmd login page is not displaying

I have configured Raid 1 and installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my IBM server. After the installation and rebooting, the login screen is not appearing, and it is going to pre-boot analysis page. I don't know ...
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How to have the console echo (confirm) some commands?

I have Ubuntu installed on several machines, and I'd like to replicate the behavior of the console I found on one of them in all my installs (they're all 12.04, 64 and 32 bits). I installed Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu Server disrgards console-setup when rebooting in VirtualBox

I found this weird behavior. In VirtualBox, Ubuntu Server 12.04 uses this font: I find that hard to read. Now I can run dpkg-reconfigure console-setup fine, and set the font to Fixed, then it looks ...