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 server 14.04 can't get out of tty

its been 2 days that I am trying to get out of the tty infterface on ubuntu server14.04 with vmware workstation 9. I used the sudo apt-get update and udpate ubuntu desktop all successfull but i still ...
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How to get the default TTY font in Unity?

I have a simple problem, but the solution is rather difficult to find. I would like to use the same TTY font in Ubuntu in my GUI environment. I don't know the name of this font, and I don't know how ...
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Why am I getting this “no tty present and no askpass program specified” error?

Starting from about a week ago or so, I get this error every time I log in: Error found when loading /home/dave/.profile: sudo: no tty present and no askpass program specified As a ...
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startx, gui on tty7 and sound on tty 1

I just installed ubuntu minimal and fluxbox. I have installed no login manager, so after the system boots, I login in the tty1 and use the startx command to run. After that, if I open Firefox and go ...
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How do I get out of Ctrl + Alt + F3? [duplicate]

I pressed Ctrl+Alt+F3 by a mistake and then my computer showed a fullscreen terminal asking for my password and username, How do I get out?
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ubuntu 14.04 boots to tty1

After I ran regular upgrades on my laptop, I rebooted and it booted right up to tty1. I can type startx to get it to tty7, but unity doesn't show up, so I hit Ctrl+Alt+T to get a terminal and type in ...
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Is it possible to display a splash screen when you disable the GUI

On my system I have removed lightdm. When the system starts it attempts to load up tty7 but since it does not have lightdm it is unable to boot up the GUI. So tty7 is the initially loaded which ...
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How to disable tty[1-6] in LiveCD?

I made a LiveCD of Ubuntu 14.04 using remastersys, and I want to disable tty[1-6] when boot from my LiveCD. I know how to do that in a local installed system, such as : vi ...
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What to do when Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6 fails?

Sometimes, while I'm working with my machine, my screen freezes. Most of the times, giving Ctrl+Alt+F1 and then Ctrl+Alt+F7 fixes the problem without any further action. Even if it doesn't, I can ...
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Need to type in password when I change to tty and back on 14.10

I just upgraded Ubuntu from 14.04 to 14.10. I use autologin for my user, gdm, and gnome. Recently, whenever I switch to tty and then back, it requires me to type in my password four times with a ...
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Can't login to tty

I was trying to upgrade my 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. While upgrading, the system suddenly showed a screen saying you system is running in low graphic mode. Now to solve this I wanted to go through the ...
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How to launch GUI app (in Ctrl+Alt+F7) from tty (Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6)

I want to know that how can I launch GUI apps from tty (Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6) into GUI mode (Ctrl+Alt+F7) Sometimes, users having problem with GUI mode like: can login to GUI but Launcher is not working or ...
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Displaying TTY name in Terminal name

I am wanting to know how I can display the TTY a terminal is currently using in the window name of the Terminal. I don't see any options in Terminal Preferences to display such thing on the Terminal ...
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On boot, black screen “Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS [name] tty1

When ever I boot up my laptop I get a black screen that says: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS [name] tty1 After letting it sit for a while my laptop boots up into its normal GUI. I'm worried this might turn ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Server: How to switch to installed gui

I've installed a minimal gnome desktop on my ubuntu 14.04 server. How do I switch to it? Right now i'm on the tty. I tried Alt+f7 but it just takes me to a screen with a red cursor flashing in the top ...
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How do I get the Matrix theme colors (Lime-Green text over black background) on the TTY?

On the terminal emulator, how do I get the Matrix theme colors (Lime-Green text over black background)? I like the purple a lot, it matches my laptop. But for the terminal, I want green font. How is ...
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Can't switch to the text mode

I was trying to stop xserver and install accelerated nvidia driver for cuda programming but for some reason when I type ctrl+alt+F1 (or F2-F6) I get "no signal" on my screen and no prompt after that. ...
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command line tty not working (only shows plinking underscore)

I don't know what happened, but since a couple of days tty1 to tty6 only display a blinking underscore! I have tried the following 2 solutions but none worked: First: sudo sed -i -e ...
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14.04.1: USB 1-1.6 device descriptor read/64, error -32 Spam

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro S500. All my USB ports are in use (including the eSATA/USB combo port), with a keyboard, mouse, Logitech G430 Headset, and Lexar USB When in tty#/Ctrl+Alt+F# terminal, ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 crashed cannot login using the GUI

I just tried to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 and as it got to point of deleting old packages, the process got stuck, basically there was a pop up box that disappeared so I had to restart. Now I see ...
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what is pts/0 , :0 and attributes before it + ,? etc

While reading about Linux, I got a $ who -a, so before trying that I logged into three of my text terminals (tty1,tty2,tty3) respectively,, and then I came back to X-window (Ctrl + Alt +f7),, then I ...
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Run script in another opened terminal

Is it possible to run a script in another opened terminal? In that case I would need to know all opened ttys. Another case would be, if I'm using SSH to login into a remote host. I would like to run ...
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How can I see tty during shutdown?

The shutdown of my ubuntu 12.04 never terminates. (It's been running for one hour, showing the ubuntu word with the rotating dots below: it's still alive.) Right after I initiate the shutdown, the ...
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how to make USSD call from huawei data card E1731

I have huwai data card e1731 using as dongle on ubuntu 14.04. Now i want to make ussd calls from data card. here are few lines of 'dmesg' usbserial: USB Serial support registered for GSM modem ...
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How do I fix black screen when switching to tty?

When I use ctr + alt + f1 to use the command line from the login screen (or anywhere for that matter), I get a black screen and cannot get anything to appear on-screen other than that I am able to ...
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How to find resolution of TTY I'm using?

I can get to a TTY in Ubuntu by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1. Once I'm at a shell in this TTY, how can I find out what is the resolution of this TTY? Note that the GRUB_GFXMODE in my /etc/default/grub file ...
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Cant log in to xubuntu -Already tried TTY, Recovery mode-

I'm not very experienced with Xubuntu or linux in general. When I tried to use my pc this morning it prompts me to a login window which is odd because I set it to login without one, although I enter ...
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Bricked - tty mode incorrect, terminal disabled, unity broken

After installing VirtualBox unity seems to be uninstalled.. Launcher and task bar are missing. I can't access terminal from the normal ctrl alt T command. I tried logging into TTY mode but it says my ...
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Virtualbox Breaks Unity launcher, terminal shortcut disabled, tty mode login incorrect

After I installed VirtualBox my computer went to a crawl and unity was tripping on itself. Nothing worked in the menu bar so I couldnt shut down and had to manually restart the machine. Now every time ...
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After some wired flash out, I can't login to wmii any more, how to fix it?

I've been using wmii on Ubuntu14.04(virtual machine on win7) for months. During which, I got pop out to login interface several times due to some wired mouse click action. But today, after I met ...
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(SYSLINUX QUESTION) How to launch command prompt once syslinux boots up [closed]

I have created a bootable USB drive using SYSLINUX I am booting my x86 system correctly. Once system boots I want to stop at console (command prompt) where I can type linux commands (cd etc) and run ...
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Enable COM ports

I have a costume built computer in which I added two extra COM ports. But I don't know the exact name they were given (e.g. ttyS32). I actually tested all 32 found ports in my computer, and non seem ...
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14.04 Nvidia Drivers - No TTY / Virtual Terminal / Shell

Using a Dell M4800 with 14.04 and propriety Nvidia Drivers. Cant access tty via Ctrl+Alt+F1/F6 I have updated the Grub line GRUB_GFXMODE= to a compatible resolution and the grub bootloader shows up ...
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dev/ttyS and comand chirp

Trying to use chirp to program with ic208h keep getting error (ould not open port /dev/ttyS0: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/dev/ttyS0') how do I fix this I read 2 other post about this but couldn't ...
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Brief tty screen before boot login screen shows up

After I installed an NVIDIA graphics driver, a tty login screen appears about halt a second just before the lightdm shows up. When the system used nouveau open source driver, the computer didn't show ...
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Ctrl+Alt+F1 shuts down laptop

Ubuntu 14.04 on Sony Vaio VGN-FW31ZJ. Whenever I try to switch to a TTY, say by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1, the system shuts down. The text username prompt appears for a split second but quickly everything ...
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(US, alternative international) keyboard in tty console

Is it possible to use the US,alternative-international keyboard in my TTY console? If not, is there a way I can use it in vim inside the TTY console?
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Ubuntu desktop not showing

When I opened ubuntu for the first time, it installed successfully. But every time I want to boot it. Ubuntu opens a command line instead of the desktop. I searched on the internet for commands but ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: C++ Program -> Broken Pipe -> Cannot get past Tty1

While I was running a C++ program (it involved SDL), the computer completely froze up; control C didn't work, and escape didn't work (I had it programmed that escape would close the program). So, ...
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Boot to tty2 on start

On Ubuntu 12.04 I had a server with no GDM. I want to boot to tty2 on start up. What would I put into rc.local? Note* I do not have grub tty1: start on stopped rc RUNLEVEL=[2345] and ( ...
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Launch gnome-terminal into GUI via TTY

My GUI is completely messed up and I need to get the gnome terminal working. Ctrl-Alt-T doesn't work because Unity or Gnome are broken. All I'm getting is a mouse and another program that I launched ...
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Recovering from tty [duplicate]

Using XUbuntu 13.10. Some key combination -- maybe CTRL-ALT-ESC or something similar -- keeps throwing me into a full-screen tty. When that happens, how do I get back to Xubuntu? I can log in to the ...
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TTY1 Doesnt work

When the system starts up it shows all of the processes starting but it stops at Starting CUPS printing spooler/server What fails to start up GNOME Display Manager [Fail] Im not sure if ...
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Netbook won't boot to Lubuntu GUI after using Live USB creator programs & setting aside 1GB for persistence

Have downloaded and installed Lubuntu 14.04 LTS, recently (without persistence) & it works fine, aside from not saving settings. When I try to download & install the same, with a 1MB set ...
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How to stop erratic output in TTY1~6?

Whenever I try to log in and type my password, the console starts to output ^@ every split second, and it makes my entry invalid. I don't know why this happens, sometimes it "fixes itself" so I can ...
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No TTY after installing NVIDIA Driver

When I first installed Ubuntu 14.04, I used the command line to install the nvidia drivers to my computer. Now, if I try to open any of the 6 TTYs, I lose all display and my monitor cuts off until I ...
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How to save the contents of unlogged console screen to a file?

I'm on a tty, with a lots of command inputs, bulk of verbose their output, and some error messages. Now I have to get all those stdin/stdout/stderr texts, in the format displayed in the console ...
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Connecting a pyboard via USB gives “Could not grab port (tty/ttyACM0)”

When I plug a micropython (Arduino-like microprocessor board) in via USB it works just fine as a USB file-system, however I cannot use it as a TTY. I'm using Ubuntu 14.4 64bit. When I plug in the ...
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What does “TTY” stand for?

On the Wikipedia's article (Computer terminal) under the hard copy terminals section of the article it says this "Early user terminals connected to computers were electromechanical teleprinters or ...
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Serial Ports Not Working

I am having issues getting my console DB9 serial ports to work on an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS machine. I have a Megabyte motherboard, an Intel Pentium processor, and a 2-port DB9 serial card. I am ...