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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14.04.2 LTS booting to black tty screen after i was forced to hard restart

I attempted to restart my Lenovo T400, and my laptop just sat there on the desktop, not responding. so after a hard restart, there was this error that there was some sort of error with my "temporary ...
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Lubuntu GUI broken after switching to any tty

I am setting up two really old DELL machines with lubuntu. I noticed this really annoying bug that appears every time I switch back from a tty: The GUI seems like it doesn't update properly. That ...
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stuck on tty; cannot return to ubuntu-dekstop

Before this I had a problem with low graphics mode, then I got into tty trying to fix it. Now I can run apt-get update, but cannot install ubuntu-desktop because it is unable to locate the package ...
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Computer briefly flashes tty screen right before shutdown or restart

I recently upgraded to 15.04 from a fresh install and everything is working well so far, except when I shutdown or restart, the tty screen quickly flashes and then the purple ubuntu logo screen ...
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stuck on tty, black startx, unable to locate package ubuntu-dekstop

I'm posting this question using my tablet since I cannot use my laptop normally. 2 days before I installed wine and picasa, photoscape, and some other windows app. Usually I didnot shutdown my ...
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Permanent permission for /dev/ttyS0

i have the exact same problem as this post but even after adding the user to dialout group the problem stands . the problem is i have to run the command : sudo chmod 666 /dev/ttyS0 every time ...
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Switching to another TTY after running startx and returning breaks Xorg

I've always been curious about an idiosyncrasy of Xorg that seems to happen on every machine I've tried it on; whenever I start a new X instance on a TTY using startx manually (that is, without the ...
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14.04 Log-in screen loops when trying to log in to any account

Whenever I try to log in to any account my 14.04 PC, the log-in screen returns to the log-in screen as soon as I log in. It flashes for a second, like it's going to go to the desktop, but then it just ...
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How do I get a shell window in GUI from TTY1?

If I drop to a hard shell (TTY1) I know I can trigger stuff by starting DISPLAY=:0 ... and switch back to see it running. How would I trigger a shell window this way? Specifically what goes where the ...
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Why does GDM start in TTY2 and TTY7

I have Ubuntu 15.04 and GNOME 3.16 installed. This PPAs are enabled: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gnome3-team/gnome3-staging/ubuntu vivid main deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gnome3-team/gnome3/ubuntu ...
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How can I take a screenshot of an application running in a TTY without framebuffering enabled?

As the title says, I have an application that I need to run in a TTY. I also need to take a screenshot of it while it's running. How can I take a screenshot of an application running in a TTY without ...
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Can I emulate graphical DOS applications inside a TTY?

Can I play DOS games inside a hard terminal (like the ones that open with Control+Alt+F1)? I want to be able to close the Xsession because the PC I'm doing this is on is really slow. The PC has ...
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What should I do about seeing the message “/boot/config-3.2.0-74-generic: No such file or directory”?

I have seen some odd error messages about missing files after running sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y flashplugin-installer Specifically that some config file in /boot/ was ...
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/bin/sh: 0: can't access tty; job control turned off [closed]

I'm building a custom image to run on a simulator. the kernel boots fine and everything but generates this warning: /bin/sh: 0: can't access tty; job control turned off and the terminal does not ...
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Can't log in: Can I get files using tty1? [duplicate]

My Ubuntu wont log in. If I type a correct password it just goes to a blank unity wallpaper and back to the log in screen. Funny It's being buggy when I decide to switch back to windows after a month ...
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tty login fails without any error message

When I try to log in via tty (Ctrl+Alt+FX) I get a prompt, e.g.: laboratory login: I can then type in the username and press enter but it immediately resets to the same prompt, with no error ...
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Stuck on splash screen on boot, can't type into tty terminal

After some upgrades (I believe it was for Ubuntu 12.04, wasn't me that ran the upgrade), the boot process became stuck on the splash screen (purple, dots moving along). Presuming the desktop manager ...
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Switching from TTY to GUI logs user out

When I try switching back to GUI from TTY, I have to login again, and most of the stuff I had running on GUI before is now gone. Is this usual behavior? How do I get it to keep my work? Possibly ...
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Can't Access Terminal, Menus or Sidebar

I posted a while ago with this problem: 14.10 Upgrade: No access to menus or sidebar, which I cannot find a workaround, especially as I can't access the Terminal via Ctrl Alt T, and none of the ...
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Can't find ttyUSB in /dev after connecting my USB dongle

I'm desperately trying to connect a 3G dongle to Ubuntu 12.04. Unfortunately every time I try to connect (using wvdial) I'm met with the message Cannot open /dev/ttyUSB0: No such file or directory I ...
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1600x900 TTY resolution in Ubuntu 14.04 using Virtual Box

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in Virtual Box. I want to use 1600x900 resolution in TTY terminals. I understood that changing the value of GRUB_GFXMODE to the required resolution in /etc/default/grub ...
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What's the shell session?

What's the shell session ? job seems like a process, is it? Can one shell prompt can manage multple shell sessions ?
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How to enlarge the tty window in Ubuntu server 14 under vmware player?

I'm running a headless server under vmware and the tty window is too small, maybe 800x600. I have installed the vmware tools, but the tools seems to have bugs, so the full screen mode seems buggy ...
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Resetting the USB modem data port(ATDT port)

Actually i want to do reconnect in USB-Modem - i.e Once pdp session is established with modem using sequence of AT commands (like AT+CGATT,ATDT etc), I am trying to reestablish the connection after ...
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Accessing tty1 through 6 takes unreasonably long

When I try to switch from the X session (tty7), it takes very long. Once in tty1-6, going to tty1-7 is instant. It feels as if the time a tty7 -> ttyX switch takes was a function: tty7 -> ttyX ...
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Ubuntu freezes abruptly. I have to switch over to one of the tty and then back to tty7 in order to unfreeze it. How can I solve the problem?

I use ubuntu 14.04 on Asus X552CL. (i3/4GB ram/1.8Ghz/1GB graphic card). I didn't face this problem earlier. However, it started occurring frequently since this week. Major changes that I did this ...
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v86d not installing correctly?

I have it installed and have tried reinstalling it, yet it's commands nor it's directory exist. Not sure what else to do, I need this installed in order to have tty at any decent resolution.
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Setup virtual serial ports (Linux null modem emulator) using tty0tty

I want to setup virtual serial port emulator in Linux. I want the ports to be permanent, so that I can use them every time I restart. I tried using socat for that purpose as in this way, socat -d -d ...
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vim Different configuration in tty1-6 from tty7

The default configuration for vim seems to be different for tty7. When I open a terminal in the default gui on tty7 and start vim I can hold shift and press the left or right arrows to move the cursor ...
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sudo : tty not found

This has been a very recent problem. Every time I log into my user session, a dialog box pops up saying: sudo: tty not found and no askpass program specified It also says that the user session is ...
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autostart rc.local 2>&1 redirect, 'open /dev/tty: No such device or address'

I'm trying to execute this command with rc.local: wget http://address/file -P /root/ 2>&1 | stdbuf -o0 awk '/[.] +[0-9][0-9]?[0-9]?%/ { print substr($0,63,3) }' | whiptail --gauge "Progress" 6 ...
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Two step verification in linux login

I am using this to enable google authenticator for two step verification. According to this method we set google authenticator module in lightdm. If user don't login with lightdm and use tty this ...
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Desktop screen stops responding unless I switch to terminal screens

I seem to be running into a very strange issue that I cannot pin down or find the answer to, mainly because I can seem to describe the issue properly to search. Here are the symptoms. At some point ...
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Issues trying to download and install ubuntu [duplicate]

I tried to download the iso file for Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. But when I tried to install I got invalid parameter error. So a friend loaned me his Ubuntu 8.0 disk and I got the following error on that: ...
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14.04 MacBookPro tty blank screen

Installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook Pro late 2014 with a NVidia GPU (an using binary drivers), mainly following https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro11-1/Saucy It works fine. But switching ...
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Higher resolution when switching to tty terminal

My laptop resolution is 1280x800 pixels. When I use switch to tty pressing ctrl+alt+F2..F5 the resolution comes down to 640x480 (or definitely something much lower than my laptop's native resolution. ...
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Strange behavior of Ubuntu 14.10

I've installed Ubuntu 14.10 (not upgraded) and got some troubles. First, it lags (12.04 didn't) sometimes. Second, when I reboot or shutdown the laptop, Ubuntu doesn't do it. Instead, there's a ...
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Fonts other than english are not getting displayed in tty terminals

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 desktop system, and I have only tty terminal access to the system without any UI (bare minimal Ubuntu installation). I have a USB stick with files and folders in Chinese, and ...
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Mouse pointer visible in tty

I have a strange bug whenever I open up a tty terminal. A mouse pointer is always visible somewhere towards the lower left corner of my screen. I want to get rid of it because it starts to get ...
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Communication and Access between TTYs

Usually I'm asking myself this question when it's too late already and my XServer or xfce hung itself and I have to rely on tty1-tty6 to actually do something. Is there any way to access my Tasks at ...
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How to prevent kernel or any broadcast messages from flooding the TTYs?

Is there a way to stop the ttys from being flooded by the kernel messages? The display shows a continuous stream of messages (which are also logged in the /var/log directory). Every text I key in ...
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Blurry tty with nvidia drivers

I recently upgraded my computer, and after installing the latest Ubuntu there, have found an issue. I'm using the latest nvidia drivers (nvidia-346) from xorg-edgers ppa, along with a GTX 970 gpu. ...
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TTY is not showing the login prompt

I just wanted to switch to a TTY via [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Fx] but all I see is a blinking cursor. The login prompt doesn't appear. The getty processes are running. I even tried to modify the grub ...
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Multiple users logged in

I'm looking at top and see that there are two users. Using who gives the following: system boot 2014-12-22 14:15 run-level 2 2014-12-22 14:15 LOGIN tty4 ...
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Is it possible to put a GUI to more than just TTY7?

My question is pretty much the title. I often use TTYs for handling different matters in parallel. This could be for instance: something local on TTY1 per SSH on ServerA on TTY2 per SSH on ServerB ...
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root profile error

I had a problem with my root account on Ubuntu 14.04. when I login by using root account, I received this error: Error found when loading /root/.profile: stdin: is not a tty As a result the session ...
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command line interface (TTY) disapears after 2 seconds

When ever I press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get into the TTY it fades out. For about 2 seconds you see the text all normal then it starts fading out and black screen appears. I can hit Ctrl+Alt+F7 to start the ...
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FGLRX disturbs TTYs and Plymouth graphics

I just installed Ubuntu Trusty on my new SSD, enabling UEFI, which was disabled previously. After the installation finished (and I finally found a workaround for a strange HP UEFI, which denied ...
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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? [duplicate]

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 ...