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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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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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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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Is there a command that frees up RAM?

I was wondering if there is a command that frees up cached RAM I often have 1GB cached RAM when I only have 1.7GB of RAM, and when I start an application like Minecraft (uses a lot of RAM) and the ...
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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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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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Running programs in the background from terminal

How do I run a program in the background of a shell, with the ability to close the shell while leaving the program running? Lets say my UI is having problems or for some reason, I need to boot up a ...
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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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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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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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Recommended console ftp clients

Are there any full featured console (command line) ftp clients? I'm moving parts of a website from one host to another. One server has ssh shell access (and thus scp, sftp, etc.), the other only ftp....
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How to enable the blender console?

I have installed Blender 2.65a from its official site but am unable to activate the console for python. I'm unable to run in terminal since it is not installed from Ubuntu Software Center because it ...
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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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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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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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Console-based markdown reader

I am working on a remote server that only has a terminal support. There are certain markdown files that I would like to read. However, as I don't have a GUI support, I am in need of a markdown reader/ ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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How do I start the MySQL console in XAMPP?

The XAMPP installation is done. XAMPP is up and running. What about the MySQL console? How is possible to start the MySQL console to run some special SQL statements?
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How can I set my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to boot to console without GUI? [duplicate]

So I installed Ubuntu server to run some tests on a VM. For various reasons I couldn't get a specific DEB file, and instead of using a shared folder I decided it would be a good idea to install ubuntu-...
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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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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 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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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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How do I increase console-mode resolution?

I've recently clean-reinstalled Maverick on my computer. It uses propietary Nvidia drivers. Everything runs just fine, except that I'm seeing lots of ugly text when booting and shutting down Ubuntu. ...
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Prepend current git branch in terminal

How can I configure the terminal to display the current git branch? I'd like to see the second line rather than the first: andy@bob:~/my_projects/project_x$ (master)~/my_projects/project_x$ I don'...
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How to use sshpass?

I need to use sshpass to launch a remote command through SSH from a Java code. If I manually type in a console: ssh -p 22 user@ipaddress mplayer '/media/data/myFavouriteSong.mp3' works perfectly, ...
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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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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 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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What is the bash equivalent of DOS's pause command?

I need a pause on a shell script to show a warning before continuing. For instance, on DOS it goes like this: doit.bat: [...] echo 'Are you sure? Press Ctrl-C to abort, enter to continue.' pause [......
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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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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 ...