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 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 ...
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Ctrl + F4 opening tty in lenovo g400s

I've just installed my lenovo g400s with Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. The problem is when I want to close tab by pressing Ctrl + f4, it open tty and I cannot go back to desktop although I press Ctrl + Alt + ...
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cronjob output will not show in terminal

I've been trying to get the output of a cronjob to show in the terminal and I can't figure it out. Every minute I would like to run the script /usr/games/sl and have it output in the terminal, and ...
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Run scripts in background in TTY

There are quite a few questions asking what you can do to run a shell script in the background while not running the terminal. Most have advised to use nohup or disown. This might be a stupid ...
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backup valuable files in ctl+alt+F1

I'm having an issue with Unity not loading after I log in upon booting. All I get is my desktop background and a cursor, no top bar, no dash. I can't use any keyboard shortcuts (other than ...
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Can't login my account in Ubuntu 14.04. after ZSNES emulator froze. Guest season works fine

I've played the zsnes emulator and the game froze after one hour. Since nothing else worked besides ctrl+alt+f1 I had to reboot the system. After trying to access my account from the login screen it ...
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How do I log in in TTY1

I tried to follow the steps on Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears, but whenever I do, I don't know how to log in when it prompts me. How do I log on? I run 14.04 Trusty.
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What's the difference between the TTY and the GNOME terminal?

I know that terminal can be started by Ctrl+Alt+T. But sometime users say about command-line with Ctrl+Alt+F2. So, Is there any difference in working between them? And when should I use between them? ...
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System stuck in tty mode

I was stuck at this problem (though I am still stuck at it). I boot in recovery mode and then choose the option "continue as normal boot". Then I get stuck in tty mode. When I exit from it ...
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What is Unicode Virtual Console? [closed]

When I press Ctrl+Alt+F1 then enter the terminal. I want to input CJK(Chinese, Japanese, Korean) here. This called unicode virtual console/terminal(according to the Wiki). What is Unicode virtual ...
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no tty present and no askpass program specified with `ssh -A`

I'm trying the following command: ssh -A user@server 'bash -s' < mylocalscript.sh But get the annoying sudo: no tty present and no askpass program specified when the script reaches a sudo. ...
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Stopping output to /dev/tty

I have to use a compiled program on a shared system which outputs a line on startup by opening /dev/tty and writing to that. This means the output is not on standard error or standard out. > 2> or ...