A tty (teletypewriter) is a Unix command that prints to standard output the name of the terminal connected to standard input. It is typically called a terminal. the first local terminal is referred to as tty1 and resides in /dev/tty1

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Ubuntu boots to tty1

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and it was working but then i rebooted and now it boots to a command line that says tty1 if i press control alt f1 - f8 it goes to tty1 - tty8. How do I fix this
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I cannot log in to my computer from GNOME login session, but can from tty

Help! Something really terrible just happened a few hours ago... First, I entered my password as the picture below , after pressing ENTER, it would show some information in terminal , and then ...
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Cant access 12.10 after upgrade [duplicate]

I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10. After rebooting, i just had a black screen. Spending hours looking through the web and trying to update through recovery mode i eventually added repositories ...
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Start another GUI on different TTY

For some reason I want to have 2 GUIs open at different TTYs. the commands sudo service lightdm stop/start will stop/create a new GUI at TTY7. but how can I do the same at different TTYs or ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 + AMD BETA Drivers 13.12 = don't work. Am I doing something wrong?

Hoping for some troubleshoot. Fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10. I get into GUI for the first time, and run sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade Then I follow this guide: ...
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How do I get information from the logs on my computer when I only have access to the command line?

For various reasons I can no longer access my graphical desktop, and can only login via a tty (Ctrl+Alt+F1 through F6 by default). To help diagnose and solve my problem I need to look through the ...
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Teamviewer WakeOnLAN tty

I have an old ThinkPad in the kitchen - let's call it "Kitchen" - with Ubuntu 12.04 and Teamviewer latest version installed. Teamviewer 9 latest version allows WakeOnLAN and I can "wake" Kitchen from ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boots to TTY1

Alrighty, I have perused the threads already in existence and am finding none of them seem to have the exact combination of variables I've got going. I'm working on a computer using Ubuntu 12.04. ...
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ctrl+alt+f7 and ctrl+alt+f8 not changing back into the X session!

I have Ubuntu 12.04 lts and I want was opening my pc and after the grub menu, the screen went purple. Ubuntu didn't load after that and the hard drive activity stopped. So I restarted the pc inti ...
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Switching between console and GUI in ubuntu

When in GUI mode, is there a CLI commands that kills the GUI and drops me into the console? When in CLI mode, is there a CLI command that drops me into the GUI? I found startx, but this drop me into ...
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How do I bypass The TTY login on ubuntu 12.04 lts and what is it?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I want to know what is a tty login. I was opening my laptop and the screen went black and was written "Ubuntu 12.04 LTS harshira-HP-ProBook-445-G1 tty1". Now it does not go ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu via Terminal

I've currently encountered some issues with ubuntu causing me to be stuck in tty mode. I already tried fixing the issue but since I'm not sure of what really happened for this issue to occur I now ...
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How to remotely view tty1 stdout at pts/0 where the command runs?

Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy) is running inside a Parallels Desktop version 8 for Mac virtual machine (KVM) and has telnet installed for remote access. To remotely access Ubuntu, the Mac terminal application ...
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serial-port thermal printer communication

I am trying to establish low level communication with an Epson tm-t88iv thermal printer via shell but I can't figure it out. I'm working on ubuntu 13.10 64 bit with a Dell vostro 1510. I have it ...
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Why I can't get the TTY's?

So I just installed ubuntu minimal with gdm and openbox and I can boot into Openbox just fine, but I obviously need to install other packages which I can do from just the blank Openbox DE. I know that ...
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grub and tty display incorrectly on Ubuntu 12.04

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 x64 desktop edition. Previously it works fine, but just now I found that there is a while screen with some black dots when I log off. Then I found that all the grub, tty, and ...
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Stuck in TTY, lightdm error?

Im running Ubuntu 12.04 on virtualbox. I just updated to the latest version of virtual box, reinstalled any new guest additions, and all hell broke loose. Fist Ubuntu would restart in what I later ...
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Increase more than 18 the font size in all tty?

In this post appear the is only possible to use number 18 in all tty, but I want to increase more than this, like this image below ![fedora core][2] Is possible to make exactly equal?
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rs232 to usb not working

I have a konig rs232 serial to usb adapter (no FTDI chip), but when I try to connect to a cisco switch/router (via Putty, screen, minicom....), sometimes it just shows nothing (But it is connected ...
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Unable to type in tty Ubuntu 13.10

When I Ctrl-Alt-F1 while in the desktop, I can access a tty screen; however, I cannot type anything into the log in prompt - as if the keyboard no longer works. I can, however, revert to the desktop ...
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How to make lightdm use tty6 instead of tty1?

I am using Ubuntu Desktop 13.10 amd64 for iMac. When the system boots up, lightdm loads gnome and hence occupies the first virtual terminal (tty1). This is the default behavior after installation. ...
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Questions about behaviour of running LiveCD after unmounting a CD-ROM

Could anyone explain what happens in system after unplugging CD-ROM during working with LiveCD session? Suppose that I'm using Ubuntu LiveCD and suddenly by accident the CD-ROM disconnect for a ...
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full screen tty for Virtualbox

I have 13.10 as a guest on Virtualbox 4.3.6 on Vista. I can't afford to have a DE because of my graphically pathetic laptop or whatever the cause is, so I just thought I have plain TTY's to work with. ...
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Ctrl+Alt+F1 - incorrect login

I have pressed the keyboard combination Ctrl+Alt+F1, because I wanted to see the output of my commands as they were being executed, but I got the following error: incorrect login.
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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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How to switch desktop layout from tty before startx?

I would like to login with the same user in another tty, but each tty should have different desktop environment like KDE and LXDE. How can I use tty to start X server by providing the desktop type?
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TTY won't respond to anything at all

Well, I seem to be a hard drive killer. Several months ago, I had a laptop with harddrive problems, which required me to replace the disk. Now, I have a separate laptop, which I has a bunch of bad ...
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How to access GUI from TTY mode?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit. I am using terminal mode to test a Window Manager. I know I can use Ctrl+Alt+F1 to go to terminal mode from the GUI mode. But there is still graphical desktop ...
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Switching from one tty to another terminates X server

I would like to login two users to my pc. One user is on TTY6 and the other is on TTY7. I login the second user in tty6 and type startx to start desktop environment. Whenever I switch to the default ...
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How to login in a tty automatically after loging in gui? [duplicate]

My problem is, when I switch to command line (Ctrl+Alt+F1 or F2, etc), I have to relogin. Is there any way to automatically login in a tty?
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External monitor only works during login

Recently my laptop screen broke, so I removed the hinges from laptop and bought external monitor. Now my laptop boots into login screen [via VGA] cable into the monitor, but as soon as I login, the ...
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Kubuntu's TTY resolution too low after installing nvidia-current

After installing Kubuntu on a Notebook with GeForce Go 6100 graphics card, the tty's were working correctly, but the KDE desktop wouldn't display anything correctly. After installing the nVidia driver ...
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How to get back from TTY to Unity [duplicate]

I got a problem. I installed SDL, rebooted pc, and got to GNOME-terminal or in other name it's TTY I guess so. I tried to reboot again, but I get the same screen. Could someone help me how to get out ...
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Electronics HL-340 USB-Serial adapter

I need a little help installing a program called Allflex. To install the same I need to assign the USB port to COM1 first installed the program by wine, and ran the command: $ dmesg $ COM1=/dev/ttyS0 ...
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How do you use chirp?

Chirp is an amateur radio program that will help program your radio from a computer. My radio is a Wouxun and the module is a KG-UV3D.The documentation says that is will work on this module, but there ...
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Special characters in /etc/issue

For some reason the color escape characters in my /etc/issue file are not working. They're being displayed as text: Here is the content of the file: ^[[1;31mUbuntu^[[0m And it outputs the exact ...
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How can I choose a certain TTY color?

I know this table: [code] 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 -en ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 TTY wont open

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I am trying to open a TTY screen, but when I press Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6, the only thing that happens is the mouse cursor disappears, nothing else no black screen. If ...
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How to install different desktop managers on different tty

How do I install different desktop managers like Unity, KDE, XFCE etc in different ttys so that I could toggle them using CtrlAlt+F N, where N is 4,5,6 etc. In this answer I got the hint of such ...
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Use of Diffrent terminals [duplicate]

I have searched a lot about it but could not get an answer. I read somewhere that linux Ubuntu has 6 or 7 terminals. We can start them by pressing - Ctrl+Alt+(F1-F6) and to get back to GUI- ...
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How do I prevent ubuntu server from blanking the screen? [duplicate]

I am running 12.04 ubuntu server and my screen blanks after some time. I am unabel to unblank it without power cycling the computer. I can however log in via ssh and type who see that the tty1 ...
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Run KVM guest from tty

I would like to run a KVM guest from a tty without any X server or graphical elements running. What command do I use to do this if it's possible? Will running the command give different results in ...
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run script at tty1, but login at tty6

I created a live CD that runs a script at tty1. I put the script in /etc/profile.d so it runs at boot. But this way the script also start at the other tty's. I created the script that if the user will ...
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Why so many Virtual consoles?

What is the reason for having so many virtual consoles? I would understand if there was one in case the GUI crashes but 6 more besides the default? What are they for? I even see no usage for any of ...
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Enter terminal mode with bash command

Is there a possibility to enter the terminal mode accessible with Ctrl+Alt+F1 with a bash command so that I can tell a script to do so?
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Lubuntu VM broken - X does not start and tty's do not allow commands

I'm running Lubuntu 12.04 in a VM under VMWare on Windows 7. After the last reboot, my X does not start, and any attempts to log in to tty's result in no command prompt being opened. Is there anyway ...
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Is there any way to get tty than ctrl + alt + F(1-6)?

After upgrade to 12.10 from 12.04, my Ubuntu freeze at black screen, I know because my AMD/ATI driver is broken and need to be reinstall. But I can not go to tty with Ctrl + Alt + F(1-6) method, so I ...
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Can't access tty Error

I'm trying to boot up my ubuntu system from a live CD but it shows an error can't access tty job control turned off then it waits for me to enter commands how do I solve this ??
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Disable the ability to switch to TTYs (Ctrl+Alt+F1…F6)

Disable swtichting to terminals TTYs using(Ctrl+Alt+F1...F6) in Ubuntu?!
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Is it possible to attach to a tty that was started via desktop?

I sometimes find myself in a situation where it might be useful to see some programs terminal output, or even enter some commands. But when I start these programs via desktop, there is no Terminal to ...