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Ubuntu 16.04 installation using serial console - unreadable characters

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on an appliance that does not have ports for a display (i.e. VGA, HDMI, DVI). I have made a bootable USB stick using the Ubuntu ISO using Unetbootin and edited three files ...
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Ubuntu Desktop 16 to duplicate/clone a running terminal console

Sometimes I want to clone/duplicate a running terminal console so that I can work on the current thread/process without having to re-run all executed commands from the beginning. E.g. running a Flask ...
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Can't get out of console mode. Screen dies after 10 minutes

A single-board computer (Lubuntu 15.10, kernel version 4.2.0-41-generic) kept freezing when running various applications, most importantly the automated data acquisition application we are developing, ...
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FAILED: console keymap

Any idea? How to fix this problem. Out me every time startup or reboot ??
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How to login into a network switch using ethernet cable

I have a network switch which is connected to my Ubuntu Desktop through Ethernet port. I would like to login into the network switch and execute some commands. Can I use Minicom or is there any other ...
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How to choose files to download in deluge using deluge-console?

I would like to ask if there is any command to choose between files to download in Deluge that can be used in the console (deluge-console). I'm using it on a Raspberry Pi and as I mostly connect via ...
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Console: Can't type special characters

We have Linux-based computers (Ubuntu 14.04.4) prepared by another company to use their software. We have root password. Those computers has no X Window System. Just consoles. There is a problem with ...
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Power meter ACPI000D:00: Ignoring unsafe software power cap

I get the following message on Ubuntu 14.04 during boot: power meter ACPI000D:00: Ignoring unsafe software power cap The message comes up shortly after the red/orange Ubuntu background appears and ...
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Why does the console output stop being bold half way on startup and how can I change this behaviour?

I have my Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 installation setup so that I get the verbose console output on startup (I upgraded from 15.10 where I already had it enabled). During the upgrade somewhere ...
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How to list broken packages in console

When I try to google how to do this, all the results I get are "How to fix broken packages". Could you give me a hint how to only list them in the console one by one?
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Ubuntu 16.04 Server console Dark

I have a home sever running Ubuntu server 14.04 with an attached monitor and keyboard that was working fine. I upgraded to Ubuntu server 16.04 and now the monitor is fine during the BIOS boot phase of ...
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Login loop on 16.04 and no access to console

I am using Lenovo Thinkpad P50 with dual booting system (Win 10 and Ubuntu 16.04), Wacom Pen support and multitouch screen. After I enabled the propriety nVidia driver (361.42?) and rebooted, I got ...
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Block internet acccess unless VPN is active

I need to connect ONLY through a VPN, so if the VPN is down or the connection to the VPN is lost there should be no routes to Internet available, is this possible? To exemplify: UBUNTU OS MACHINE -&...
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PATH variable in different terminal windows

I note that if I have several terminal windows opened and in one of them I set path variable through bashrc: export APP_PATH="path_to_app" export PATH="$APP_PATH:$PATH" Then call: source ~/....
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Ubuntu shows only console login after I start my computer [duplicate]

Ubuntu shows only login console but no gui login. Even though I entered right login user name and password, I can't login. I can't do anything with this. How can I resolve this problem?
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NVIDIA login loop and console login issues

I have issues with the Nvidia login loop. Logging in makes the screen go black and I am redirected back to the login page. I have found other posts that will help with the Nividia login loop, but my ...
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Ubuntu server boots to Console but nothing more

My Ubuntu server just boots to the console and then I can't log in or do anything. It just gets stuck in a boot loop, I have Gnome installed as a GUI. This happened after I used the command sudo ...
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Why does Ubuntu send log info into GNU Screen?

I have several Terminal windows open. Inside one of those terminals, I'm running GNU Screen with multiple "tabs". Inside one of those tabs (the one that's active), sometimes logging info appears, e.g. ...
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Change default console position in CodeBlocks

It's so annoying to drag it over and over again. How to change default position of a console?
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Correct display of devanagari script in console

Running Lubuntu 14.04.03. Attempted display in Hindi in console apps and in gvim is unsuccessful in various ways. xterm and uxterm both completely fail to display Hindi, showing empty space instead ...
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Is there any tools like pfsense for setting up internet usage limit

My internet connection is limited to 150gb per month so I need to limit user's internet usage to 1gb or something like that.
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How to set the console font size? [duplicate]

If I enter the command ctrl-alt-f1 The first console is displayed. The default font of this is way to small and I want to reset it. On other Linux and Unix like systems I can easily do this ...
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I'm never ever able to login to my console (Alt + Ctrl + F1)

I'm not able to login to my console from a long time. Facing this issue with pc and my laptop too. I thought this could be my Keyboard layout problem because my keyboard is 13 years old yeah even ...
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How to fix Intermittent Corrupted Display of Text in Console and Elsewhere

For unknown reasons, a little while ago my computer began to display slightly corrupted text in the console. The font is just barely able to read, like random bits of the characters got switched ...
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i915 frame buffer console cannot be set to 800x600? (Lubuntu 14.04)

I have an Intel Atom (N525, Cedarview) based mainboard which I'm trying to use with Ubuntu (Lubuntu, to be exact, but the problem should exist in the normal version as well). I use the kernel drm and ...
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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 ...