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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How to set unlimited scrolling on a TTY? [duplicate]

On a TTY ( ctrl+alt+f1 to f6 ), I use Shift+page up to scroll up and Shift+page down to scroll down. But the problem is, the scrolling is limited to certain number of lines. How can I get unlimited ...
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How does Ubuntu keep playing sounds through the TTY?

Occasionally, I have some music playing in the background of some of my work. When I switch to a TTY, my music/sounds/whatever continue, provided I'm logged in. How can audio be channeled through a ...
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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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How to paste commands into a TTY?

I have some rather long commands and file paths which I have copied to clipboard and need to execute in a TTY, however the file paths are too long to retype and I would like to just paste them in ...
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When I redirect to a “tty” where does it actually go on that “tty”, is it “stdout” or “stderr”

When I execute a command like: echo "Hello" > tty/pts/2 It will print the message on that terminal. Is it redirected to stdout or stderr of that tty?
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Unable to connect to an external board using putty

I was trying to connect for the first time to a board using a Linux OS (I performed this before with Windows). I would like to remark that I have never worked before with external devices issues in ...
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Why does the console output stop being bold half way on startup?

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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How do I backup my files from TTY login

I mistakenly changed permission recursively, issuing the following command on many files, including /usr/bin/sudo: chown -R $USER:$USER sudo Now I want to reinstall my Ubuntu OS but I need to back ...
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Why can I only access TTY consoles when I'm logged out

I've been experiencing this and it leaves me confused. When I'm logged in ctrl+alt+F[1..6] does nothing. I already made sure they're not disabled in the Xorg config files: grep -i "serverflags" /usr/...
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Screen Locks after exiting TTY

I seem to have this problem on my laptop, but not any other of my ubuntu machines. After entering tty and then using control-alt-f1 to re turn back to the gui desktop environment the system will just ...
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How to automatically run a program when certain device is pluged in?

I have home made device that connects via USB port and I have made a c++ program for data acquisition from that device. I have modified the /etc/udev/rules.d/50-ttyusb.rules so that the device has ...
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Cannot open Ctl+Alt+F1 (or any other F)

When I try to open a TTY terminal, the terminal does not load, and there is a dark purple bar on the top of the screen. When I go back to TTY 7, my primary screen is all messed up, but my secondary ...
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Run a command on GUI (TTY7) on boot/login [duplicate]

I am using an Xenial Xerus minimal Ubuntu install. I want a command ("antimicro") to be run on boot/login (doesn't matter) to map my Bluetooth controller buttons to keyboard keys. The farthest I ...
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Ubuntu stuck in 15.10 upgrade- unable to login in tty1

On way to upgradation from 14.10 to 15.10 , Ubuntu got stucked in a graphics less window. Then after restart can't login - showing login error in tty1. Tried several codes but login error. May be for ...
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Why does overwriting tty1.conf with rc.local cause a “Host SMBus controller not enabled!” hang during boot?

I'm trying to write a new /etc/init/tty1.conf file during boot using a script that /etc/rc.local kicks off. Contents of /etc/rc.local: sh '/etc/first-boot-config.sh' exit 0 Line in first-boot-...
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How to change screen TTY shows on?

When I open up TTY it shows up on my secondary monitor, which I would like to have it on my primary, how would I change this? thanks. Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 64bit.
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How do you use the TTY (without X server) on one screen, and X on the other?

While playing around with Ubuntu, I turned off the window manager. Unable to operate the terminal in xserver, I jumped over to a bash command line (Ctrl-Alt-F1), and relaunched lightdm. After having ...
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How to create ubuntu server 16.04 autologin?

Something has changed in server 16.04 LTS, I can't find tty1, but I need to make an auto-login on tty1 (in console mode), in 14.04 LTS I can make this work. I can't find /etc/init/tty1.conf How to, ...
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After login, nothing but a black screen

So I tried to install Unity3D and it didn't work out. Each time I started it it would crash. Anyways, I moved on and did some stuff on blender. I switch off my computer and restart it a little later, ...
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Right way for using Serial Port

I want to use a Serial Port within a C-Program. Right my example program runs on my RaspberryPi, but it should do the same at my real Ubuntu-Laptop, if it had a real Serial Port. My example program ...
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tty1 black screen after upgrade to 16.04

I updated 15.10 to 16.04 and now it shows black screen with tty1 instead of desktop. When I run startx it shows desktop but without menu, taskbar, etc.
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How to make a device have read/write permissins when pluged?

I have a home-made device and I wrote a program for data acquisition from it. But each time I plug-in the device I have to change the permissions for /dev/ttyACM0, so that the port can be used for ...
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tty1 on monitor A; tty2 on monitor B

This is an odd question and I don't think I would even have a use for it, but; Can I bring up tty1 on one monitor and tty2 on the other, both at the same time?
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What is the difference between ttyUSB and ttyACM?

I have home made device for measuring night sky brightness (astronomy). I am now writing the program in c for data acquisition and I noticed that on my laptop the device (when connected) gets ttyACM0, ...
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Ubuntu startup stuck at blank screen /dev/sda7: clean

I changed my driver from using the nvidia proprietary one to the Xorg open source driver, now after a reboot I get a screen with: /dev/sda7: clean, 353985/7214832 files, 6420282/28775168 blocks And ...
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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 do-...
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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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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 -- :...