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Console login not working

So I'm having some issues with Ubuntu that require console login. My screen will show up saying: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS excite-frags (my username) tty1 excite-frags login: So whatever I try, with the right ...
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can't access my Ubuntu server after I changed the SSH port

I can no longer access my digitalocean server running Ubuntu: I changed the SSH port from 22 to 36734 this way: nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config and I changed the port from 22 to 36734 Then I ...
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How to make a computer running on runlevel 3 ask for password when waking up from suspend in X?

I have recently set runlevel 3 as a kernel parameter instead of runlevel 5, though this has caused a little bit of a problem... Because when I execute startx and then once the GUI has loaded, if I ...
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Can one get a mouse for the console?

Although I mostly have no use for a mouse in the console, and I go there to get away from the GUI, I would like to know if there is some sort of mouse that one can get in there? So is there like any ...
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CLI only Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am currently running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I really dislike having a GUI startup by default, however I don't want it fully gone. So is there any way to just stop the GUI starting ...
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Terminal lines shown during scrolling, use CLI

Long listings are only partially shown since the amount of lines remembered isn't too large. I'd like to cancel the limit of lines in a similar way to the following: Terminal limits scrolling How do ...
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Return to GUI without Ctrl+Alt+F7? (my F7 key doesn't work)

my problem is that I can't return to GUI when I am in a console (Ctrl+Alt+F1,2,3...) because a beer destroyed my F7 key. Is there any other way to return to GUI without starting a new one (and having ...
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15.10 Console font (Fixed)

I have noticed the console font change in 15.10 from Terminus (15.04 and previous) to Fixed. When Fixed is okay, it is quite ugly and Terminus was way better. I'd like to know what the 'safest' way ...
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openvt: “Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console”

I try to run openvt -- ls -l but I get the following error: Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console What does it mean, and how to solve it?
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How to take a screenshot of a TTY while unable to execute code in it? [duplicate]

I want to run something in one TTY and then take a screenshot of it from another TTY (because it won't let me run something else in the same TTY that I am running the thing in that I want to take the ...
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Java console running in a screen autostart on Ubuntu

[Ubuntu 14.04 no desktop] I have a java console application, and I need to run all time (1st problem), as well as I can re-access the console whenever I want (2nd problem). To solve the second ...
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Ubuntu console does not respond to any command

ron@ubuntu:~$ sudo npm install npm -g ron@ubuntu:~$ npm -v ron@ubuntu:~$ sudo npm update npm ron@ubuntu:~$ npm update npm The console does not obey or respond to any command line. I have tried ...
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Messed up Graphics is Aptitude and Whiptail from console

Hi I just installed ubuntu server 15 32-bit and when I run aptitude or whiptail the graphics where the lines should be are messed up. [ I cannot work out how to fix this issue. My locale settings ...
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In ubuntu server, clear console when returning from application

In the console in Ubuntu Desktop, when I return from an application like Vim or Tasksel, it clears the application and the console picks up where it left off before the application started. In Ubuntu ...
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How do I set console to support Chinese or Japanese natively?

The console means the system doesn't load X-window, it is text mode. I spent some time to search information on the web, knowing that a little history of issues of localization -- the character set ...
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Highlight user@device in terminal

Is it possible to highlight the "user@termial:" part written in the console. If I use several commands in a row which all produce large output it would be easier to determine where the last command ...
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Can console be suspended and ask for a password on wakeup?

Although I suspect that this is not currently possible, I would just like to ask because it would be something very useful in my opinion. Because when I close my lid and I am in the GUI my computer ...
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How to hide it?

how to hide this? sorry that the pictures, but I don't know how this describe. :/ http://files.tinypic.pl/i/00704/9svzqrz5hqk8.jpeg console doesn't disappear after this message... it also would like ...
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How to increase the font size in text-only mode with high DPI [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a Lenovo w550s which has > 200DPI. When I switch into the text-only console (using Ctl-Alt-F1 etc), then the text is so tiny that it can barely be read. I have tried ...
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How to enable impress presenter-console?

I am trying to get the presenter-console working on my Ubuntu 15.04 Notebook. There is an external Display hooked up to it via VGA in extended mode: Here are my slide-show settings in Impress: ...
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How do I count the number of times a number satisfies a range (bigger than x, smaller than y) in LibreOffice Calc?

I have this spreadsheet in LibreOffice. I need to know how show the number of times a number, in Columns D and E, satisfies a certain range. For example, how many times a number is bigger than 3 and ...
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HDMI audio only works when X is started with KeepTty

I have my Ubuntu 15.04 installation setup to boot into the console, and then I manually startx when I need X. My machine has an nvidia card (346.82 drivers from distro) that is connected to a ...
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make boot sequence truly silent (Ubuntu 14.04)

So, on Ubuntu 14.04 using generic kernel, even though kernel parameters include "silent" option, on most boots the open source brcmsmac driver spews log data that makes boot sequence exit the splash ...
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How to copy a line in vi and paste it to console?

There is a text file with bash commands. Is there a way to copy a line from that file using vi and paste it to console? It may be nano as well. It is console only server installation. No mouse to be ...
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How to get caps and num lock lights to show when in console

I have recently noticed something rather annoying, when in console (in one of the TTYs), if I press the caps lock key, the little light which normally lights up to show me that it is, does not, nor ...
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Opened file Highlighting in Linux Ubuntu console

First(I am using linux in terminal, (console mode),(no graphical extension), like on server. The question is following: Is it possible to install some kind of script, that highlights "opened file", ...
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Sound is gone after booting system in text mode

I started using GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text" grub argument for my boots, and recently noticed that the sound is missing. I start GUI from terminal using startx command, here's my .xinitrc ...
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Fixing console font

Ever since I upgraded my minimal installation to 15.04, the console has been using a VGA standard font instead of the normal font. After entering sudo dpkg-configure console-setup and selecting "Let ...
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Terminal 'incognito mode'?

I use Terminal a lot, and sometimes I am running commands, which aren't things I don't want others to see, but more commands that if I accidentally arrowed up to and accidentally executed would cause ...
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How to run cmatrix without error using '-l' option in Terminal (not console)?

I have installed cmatrix using the command: sudo apt-get install cmatrix And when running the command: cmatrix -l In console (the ttys) I get a very cool looking font with matrix like symbols. ...
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textmode 14.04 booting to uefi

Anyone able to get true textmode working while booting to UEFI? I"m able to get the legacy mode in textmode by changing grub wit the following. sudo gedit /etc/default/grub Comment the line ...
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Openstack-autopilot and enabling the console

By default the openstack cluster that comes up doesn't seem to have the console enabled. Trying to figure out what I might be doing wrong or what's up. Is there any more detailed documentation around ...
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I have no console output on boot ASROCK IMB-150

No video on boot I have a small industrial computer with an ASROCK IMB-150 Motherboard in it, running Ubuntu 14.04 server. Ubuntu boots up fine, but if there isn’t a screen attached at boot time ...
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Why cannot open Ubuntu-tweak after installing Pantheon greeter?

My problem is I cannot open Ubuntu-Tweak (my OS is Ubuntu 14.04). Of course reinstalled from synaptic and nothing. Last thing I did was to Install Panther-greeter from Elementary OS, but didn't ...
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How to display more than 1 terminal simultaneously

Sometimes when I work I use more than one terminal and I find it inconvenient to switch between them when all of them were invoked using Ctrl+Alt+T. I wonder if there is any program or terminal that ...
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Amendable console output in Python

Some programs are able to amend console output, wget easily comes to mind. How can I do that in pure Python? I know IPython has clear_output(). I tried that but even that does not work. And I would ...
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How to run any process from /dev/console?

I want to run any simple process e.g. ./test.sh which is printing date, but on /dev/console instead of /dev/ttyN or /dev/pts/N. How do I run this program on to /dev/console? Please Help...
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Use terminal to run programs scripts a short and practice way [duplicate]

in window I know make this withe the cmd but in ubuntu it's not good I have a question about the Terminal. I want to ask how to call a program in the terminal $ ...
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cannot enable Asterisk Manager Interface (AMI)

How do I enable the AMI for Asterisk? thufir@tleilax:~$ thufir@tleilax:~$ sudo cat /etc/asterisk/manager.conf [sudo] password for thufir: ; ; Asterisk Call Management support ; ; By default ...
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awk print output redirection

I am writing a bash script, and in that bash script I have a line similar to this: awk '/TextToBeMatched/ { print; print "TextToInsert"; next }1' "/Path/to/specified/file.extension" And currently ...
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Console Keyboard Issue

I just installed Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit on a VM (Vsphere). While everything is fine if I connect via SSH, the keyboard in the console is broken and I cannot seem to get it right. I tried to run ...
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How can I run a program and watch its activity using top?

I have a small program which I compiled myself. It’s CPU intensive, so I want to watch the CPU usage when it’s working. However, when I run ./myprog, I can’t run top immediately and sequentially.
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How do I get cmatrix to turn on after a certain period of inactivity in console? [duplicate]

I have got the console screensaver cmatrix, and I was wondering if there is anyway of getting it to turn on after a certain amount of inactivity in the console you are in? OS Information: No LSB ...
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Screen goes blanks after boot options on 15inch monitor but it works fine on 19

i have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04. server ver. When i plug a 15 inch monitor, screen shows boot options and afterwards goes blank but the boot process continues and I'm able to log in with ssh. The ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck at console mode after graphics driver update

Actually I wanted to correct the well known Ubuntu brightness issue as addressed in this YouTubeVideo In essence, the guy says to change the Nvidia driver from open source to any other proprietary ...
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Compare names of files in two directories in command-line

Is it possible to compare names of files in two directories? I need to get information about how many similar and how many different names of files in directory some_directory and other_directory
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How to open a found file with vi? Piping 'find' output to vi [duplicate]

I have a file, /home/user/important.txt. To find it, I use: find /home/user -type f -name 'important' Then, I want to open the file in the Vim editor using a pipe. How can I do this? Something ...
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Running graphical programs in console mode

I want to use Ubuntu in console mode (ctrl + alt + f1) instead of the graphical interface. Is it possible to run a graphical program, such a browser or a game from it?
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Theoretical question about memory usage

I'm wondering about following issue: Taken some abc console(no matter if bash,zsh or something) in some *nix system. If I start some process stuff which uses 2MB of memory and then launch second ...
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VNC Remote access like a graphical console

I've installed vncserver already. Now, I need access to the desktop by typing a username and password. Is this possible?