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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Filesystem Information shows between Plymouth and Login Screen 16.04

This is by no means a major issue but I thought it was a bit odd. Immediately after the Plymouth splash screen disappears and before the usual Ubuntu login screen appears, a tty style terminal ...
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ttys no longer show release version after 16.04 Update (from 14.04.4)

On Ubuntu 14.04.4 (and previous), there was a message at the top of each tty (1-6) that said Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS $HOST tty1 #or tty2 etc. $HOST login: I upgraded to 16.04 (with sudo ...
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Strange numer of ttys [on hold]

I am running Ubuntu MATE, around 16.0, and it has, now, 63 ttys and another dozen secure ttys. I am used to 5 ttys at startup. This is an old machine, but I don't see why that would matter; who needs ...
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How to change keyboard layout in tty?

I have changed the keyboard layout from English (UK) to English (US) via System Settings. But it just works for GUI, the keyboard layout on tty remained unchanged.
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How to switch to a TTY in Virtual Box VM? [duplicate]

I am running an Ubuntu 16.04 VM in VirtualBox 5.0.18 and I need to switch to TTY1, how can this be achieved? Is there a keyboard shortcut to achieve this in the guest session because doing the normal ...
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15.10 boots into TTY

I've updated from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.10, but it boots into a TTY, and not into the login screen. Before booting, it displays a screen with a lot of command lines, the first one being [FAIL] failed to ...
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TTY Font Resets on Reboot

My TTY font doesn't persist over a reboot. Even after running sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup and choosing a font, if I reboot, it resets to whatever ugly thing the default is. What do I do to ...
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How Can I Change X's TTY

How can I change X's tty from Ctrl-Alt-F7 to another F Key? I have only 4 ttys so I want X on the fifth.
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after install, 15.10 boots to tty instead of desktop

My screen is black and it has the following in the top left corner.: Ubuntu 15.10 martin - desktop tty martin - desktop login: What is happening here and how do I get to my desktop?
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Block CTRL+ALT+F7 from the local TTY terminal

So I know the: Section "ServerFlags" Option "DontVTSwitch" "true" EndSection But I want something that blocks me from doing Ctrl+Alt+F7 from the TTY (F1-6) forcing users to use sudo chvt to get ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.4 (GNOME) Boots to tty1

First, I have seen this question and also this one regarding the matter, but none really helped me. I ran regular updates on a fresh Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 install, added Texlive 2015, LibreOffice 5.1, ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 boots into TTY after install

Allways shows up Ubuntu 15.10 andreasN1 tty1 AnsreasN1 login: Login incorrect Can not boot from bios
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tty screen instead of normal login during 15.1 upgrade

upgrading to version 15.1 the upgrade process stopped and after rebooting the tty01 screen appeared with a login. i can login but don't know what to do next. how to get rid of the tty: and get to the ...
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tty gone, but X session still running

On my laptop, sometimes the tty sessions are gone if I try to switch with Alt-Ctrl-F1. All of them, from tty1 - tty6, show only a black screen, with not even a cursor blinking. A Alt-F7, however, ...
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greeting screen disappearing and cannot access tty

When I start my Laptop I see the lightdm greeting screen, however (regardless of what I do) my screen goes black after some seconds leaving my only with the mouse pointer. I can still interact with ...
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iniramfs-tools error to TTY1 login but lost keyboard

New Member, Very new user of RPI and Ubuntu Mate 10.15 I have 5 R-PI's that we used as wallboards I log on to them using putty, each time I log in I get a message saying updates: 3 packages can ...
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How can I get past login and password request?

I updated my Ubuntu to 15.10 (Wily werewolf). Presently, the screen shows: Ubuntu 15.10 Karaktah7 ttyl Karaktah7 login:_ I set up the name of the computer as Karaktah7. But how can I can get in?
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14:04 Why my USB Modem Huawei won't displayed as /dev/ttyUSB?

I want to use my modem huawei E153 like chan dongle for my Asterisk, but it is not show like TTYUSB see below the comand dmesg | tail when I put in USB port [ 2861.972140] usb 1-2: new high-speed ...
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Can't switch to tty1

From time to time I find it handy to switch away from desktop to a terminal. Recently however I lost the ability to switch vt's using either ctrl-alt-fx and chvt x, where x is anything from 1 to 12. ...
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Huawei : unable to open /dev/ttyUSB2: No such file or directory

I'm trying to install Huawei E303 in my Ubuntu 14.04, but it didn't appear in the list /dev/ I tried to unistall and re-install, but not success. See my lsusb root@vitor-pc:/dev# lsusb ...
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After install ati radeaon drivers when I open tty using (Ctrl+Alt+F1) the monitor shuts down

After installing the X.org drivers using the command sudo apt-get install flgrx gksudo or something close - here is a link for the ppa page - when I try any tty from 'F1' to 'F6' the monitor shuts ...
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Logkeys keylogger not working on Ubuntu box in Vagrant; appears to not see keyboard events

I'm trying to get logkeys to work on an "ubuntu/precise64" Vagrant box for a work project, but nothing is getting logged. I've spent several hours reading and trying to track down the issue. The ...
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Which serial com port I have

I run ubuntu on virtual machine. Serial com1 is connected to virtual machine. Need to know which tty is connected to com1. ll /sys/class/tty/*/device/driver gives lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Jan 22 ...
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Why does ctrl + alt + f2 put Thinkpad into a TTY but when docked it puts it to sleep?

When I hit ctrl + alt + f2 on my Thinkpad I get a tty, great. However, when I hit ctrl + alt+ f2 with an external keyboard (MS Natural if it matters) when I am docked it puts me to sleep. What is ...
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Adding new X session on vt8 results in black screen

I'm trying to add another X session on vt8, for testing a window manager under different conditions without interfering with my regular session. I've done this in the past by simply running startx -- ...
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Fully encrypted system boots to Terminal login instead of GUI

When I switch on computer, because I have it encrypted, it always first asks for my passphrase in the GUI. I enter the phrase, then still in the GUI it normally asks for my password, and goes to the ...
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Exit graphical X session and getting back to TTY

If I start a graphical session (usually Unity Desktop, sometimes XFCE, but a general approach is appreciated) from a TTY using startx, how can I exit this GUI again to get back to my TTY console ...
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tty1 displays the wrong OS

When I press CtrlAltF1 to enter into the tty, it displays the wrong Operation System. I am running Ubuntu 14.04, but it displays Trisquel GNU/Linux 6.0.1 cahultrabook tty1. I entered lsb_release -a ...
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Individual configuration files for different ttys Ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

I recently uninstalled lightdm and wanted to configure an automatic login on startup on tty1 only. I'm running 15.10 and the /etc/init/ttyN.conf files seem to have been replaced or removed. I could ...
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Laptop sort of freezes during overnight playback using VLC

I'm not sure if this is a VLC or Ubuntu issue. I generally leave VLC playing overnight with a long playlist of files playing from my local NAS. More often than not, I'll wake up in the morning and ...
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failsafeX error: Screen not found; tty1 exits in miliseconds

I installed Nvidia 358 or 352 driver (a .run file from Nvidia website) on Ubuntu 15.10 running on GeForce 840M and now the system does not start after first shutdown. I get the error The master ...
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What sudo will fix this tty1?

tty1: 20.472975 xhci_hcd 0000:02:00.0: Stopped the command ring failed, maybe the host is dead Stopped the command ring failed, maybe the host is dead Abort command ring failed HC died; claning up usb ...
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Retrieve site that uses cookies on virtual-console/tty

I want to have a handy function in my .bashrc that prints some weather information on virtual-console/tty instead of using an out-of-the-box applet. The hints from Weather from Terminal doesn't work ...
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Cannot login to tty / Login incorrect / Unity Launcher and Menu Bar disappeared in 14.04

I'm facing the same (or similar) issue as described here: Unity Launcher and Menu Bar disappeared in 14.04 Unfortunately I cannot try the provided solution (http://askubuntu.com/a/476623), as I fail ...
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Unity unresponsive after login; restarting Unity from tty works

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on an older machine. After login, Unity becomes unresponsive. I can move the cursor, but no keyboard command or click seems to have any effect. Moving to tty and ...
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How can I customize a full-screen console background (TTY)?

I used to use full-screen consoles (those opened with Ctrl+Alt+F1...F6) actively and have come to an idea that I would like to try decorating it with a "wallpaper" of a sort (a rather dark and ...
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PATH is unsetted in console mode

I have a login loop problem so I tried to use the command mode CTRL+ALT+F1 and the problem is that all the classic commands won't work and I feel like that is the root of the problem. When I open the ...
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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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How can I enter the '€' (Euro symbol) in the TTY?

I'm currently stuck in a login-screen loop after I installed Ubuntu Mate environment. I know a solution to fix it but get stuck in TTY because I can't enter a € symbol. How can I enter one into the ...
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Why can't I switch back to the desktop after using a TTY?

I have pressed Ctrl+Alt+F1 and then I have pressed Ctrl+Alt+F7, but it doesn't come back to the graphical interface. What should I do?
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Can a user log in via tty1 from remote?

I rented this cloud server, and it is kind of hacked recently. I can see a suspicious user logged in via tty. leetom@S152:~$ last -x ayn1 ayn1 tty1 Wed Oct 28 18:59 - ...
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APCI Probe Failed after an unexpected shutdown while upgrading from Ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10?

An unexpected power off occurred during update from Ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10 When I restarted the computer won't boot in GUI mode, but directly into tty1 I'm able to use the command line from there, but ...
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ttyUSB not available in ubuntu 14.04

I want to write a basic serial pc to usb communication program in linux,for this purpose i listed all the files under dev.I am not able to find ttyUSB. what should i do?.please do help me as i am new ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 tty out of range

I have a newly installed 14.04 32bit desktop system. Worked fine under windows for years. The mb has a builtin ATI RageXL 8MB PCI Graphic Controller. First install attempt was with 32bit server but ...
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cannot open terminals in ubuntu 15.10 with CTRL+ALT+Fn keys

After fresh new installation pressing CTRL+ALT+F1 gives nothing. No terminal opened. So after uninstalling nvidia-current package because of another issue I have another bug: only mouse pointer ...
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Boots into Freezed tty screen on boot after upgrade to ubuntu 15.10

I upgraded from from ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10. after upgrade it prompted me to restart. But on restart the system booted to a splash screen then to a black screen where it showed "error LSB start ntp". ...
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Can't enter password for luks disk encryption after nvidia drivers installed

I've just done a fresh install of 15.10. After installing the nvidia drivers for my quadro 600, I was able to improve the tty resolution by setting: GRUB_GFXMODE=1024x768 GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=keep ...
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Blank screen with only an underscore after ~20 minutes of inactivity

Hey I keep on getting this blank screen whenever I leave and come back to my computer. I thought it was a xscreensaver problem so I purged it. That didn't work. If I want to get back into my computer ...
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how can we configure everything for rotated screen?

A question that i think not many people asked: how can we have everything (grub and refind, tty, plymouth, lightdm, window managers, etc.) configured for rotated screens? (specially just one rotated ...
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System crashed after changing permission of /usr/share in ubuntu 14.04LTS

what Happened - I installed audacity (programme) through command line. Help file was missing. I download zip file. Came to know that this file has to be stored in /usr/share folder. When I tried to ...