Questions about using the command-line interface in Ubuntu.

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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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Can't switch User/logout / start virtual console 13.04

I'm using a knew installed Ubuntu 13.04 (dualboot with win7) on my Ideapad Y580 (Intel i7, nVidiaGTX660M) I can't logout from my users session nor switch to any console (ctrl+alt+f1 e.g). If I do ...
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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 ...
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How do I turn off the display (DPMS) without X?

I've been trying to switch off the built-in screen of a device I've got, but I can't seem to completely control it without X running. If I run a GUI (I've tried Kubuntu 12.10) and issue the command ...
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Console and xfce are overlapping each other at start up of xubuntu

When i start up my xubuntu the desktop comes up almost normally. But in the upper left corner is the blinking cursor from the console waiting for input. If you type something it will even show your ...
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What does “Open a console/terminal” mean? [duplicate]

I want to install a file and the instructions say "Open a console/terminal", then "and cd to the location where the installer was downloaded". What does this mean in plain English? It seems one has to ...
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Unicode fonts render incorrectly in Terminal

My Ubuntu 13.04 terminal renders Unicode Indic fonts incorrectly, but they are rendered correctly in Firefox, gedit, Chrome etc. How can I fix this? Works fine in: Firefox, Chrome, Gedit, Open Office ...
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Is Running programs by address common?

I have read some of the things posted here and I keep reading about people running stuff like /foldername/executable -cmd NAME (was reading about a programmer using Eclipse, so he was testing ...
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How to create a shortcut for terminal program on Xubuntu?

What is the analogue for gnome-terminal -e mc on Xubuntu?
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accessing console for VMware Ubuntu machine

How can I access an Ubuntu Server 12.04.2's console if it's running inside a VMware Fusion 5 VM? I've tried following various guides online but when I run screen on the tty used by socat -d -d ...
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Has anyone got a Novatel CDMA modem to work in console only?

All the information I can find on CDMA modems and using the Novatel Wireless modem via USB are for use with Network Manger. For my purposes I need to be able to use the console to do this. The box is ...
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How do I setup two cron jobs to run every night at 3:00 and 3:10?

I have an ubuntu home server running virtual box. I have virtual server running on that box that I am having problems with. For now I don't have time to troubleshoot the actual issue but I have ...
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How to change console keymap permanently?

I've already used the system settings to (persistently) change my keyboard to Dvorak while in the X window system (it even applies to the login screen,) and I can change the Console keymap via sudo ...
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Can't switch between Console mode and GUI

I'm new to Linux/Ubuntu and experiencing the following problem: I start my computer, and get to the GUI where I can login. When I click Ctrl+Alt+F1 I will get to the first of the consoles, everything ...
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Proper way to change terminal resolution in Ubuntu Server 13.04? [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu Server 13.04 in a VMware VM running only in command-line mode (i.e. no GUI). It defaults to a 640x480 screen resolution, but I'd like to increase that to either 800x600 or 1024x768. ...
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How to pass text file contents as argument to console application?

What is the command line to run a console application with input argument fed from text file? text_file: This is a simple text file with characters and other symbols including tabs and new lines ...
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disable display power saving on primary screen

Hi I would like to disable my linux server power save function. I was running a console program constantly generating screen print out. and after a while the power saving ticks in to turning off my ...
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Most important commands to know? [duplicate]

Got myself into trouble today - put rhythm box into party mode and I could get it back. So I was stuck. I hit ctrl alt del thinking that something like task manager would come up so I could kill ...