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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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 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 keeps booting to tty1

I was trying to install xdmx & the last thing that I did was deleting the ~/.XAuthority* files since I was getting error in locking authority file. On rebooting, I found myself on this screen. I ...
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Looking for only-tty iso image

I would like to know if there is a mini iso image that contains only the system, not the graphical environment. It just want the tty, like ttylinux ( but ubuntu kernel ) I am thinking that i do not ...
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How to block text messages poping into actives ttya?

Due to that bug, I get text messages messing up my ttys, at every minute. Notice that that messages appear on any ttys, even before logging in; but only when the tty is active. The worst is when I am ...
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Ubuntu boots to tty1

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and it was working but then i rebooted and now it boots to a command line that says tty1 if i press control alt f1 - f8 it goes to tty1 - tty8. How do I fix this
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I cannot log in to my computer from GNOME login session, but can from tty

Help! Something really terrible just happened a few hours ago... First, I entered my password as the picture below , after pressing ENTER, it would show some information in terminal , and then ...
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Cant access 12.10 after upgrade [duplicate]

I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10. After rebooting, i just had a black screen. Spending hours looking through the web and trying to update through recovery mode i eventually added repositories ...
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Start another GUI on different TTY

For some reason I want to have 2 GUIs open at different TTYs. the commands sudo service lightdm stop/start will stop/create a new GUI at TTY7. but how can I do the same at different TTYs or ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 + AMD BETA Drivers 13.12 = don't work. Am I doing something wrong?

Hoping for some troubleshoot. Fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10. I get into GUI for the first time, and run sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade Then I follow this guide: ...
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How do I get information from the logs on my computer when I only have access to the command line?

For various reasons I can no longer access my graphical desktop, and can only login via a tty (Ctrl+Alt+F1 through F6 by default). To help diagnose and solve my problem I need to look through the ...
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Teamviewer WakeOnLAN tty

I have an old ThinkPad in the kitchen - let's call it "Kitchen" - with Ubuntu 12.04 and Teamviewer latest version installed. Teamviewer 9 latest version allows WakeOnLAN and I can "wake" Kitchen from ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boots to TTY1

Alrighty, I have perused the threads already in existence and am finding none of them seem to have the exact combination of variables I've got going. I'm working on a computer using Ubuntu 12.04. ...
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ctrl+alt+f7 and ctrl+alt+f8 not changing back into the X session!

I have Ubuntu 12.04 lts and I want was opening my pc and after the grub menu, the screen went purple. Ubuntu didn't load after that and the hard drive activity stopped. So I restarted the pc inti ...
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Switching between console and GUI in ubuntu

When in GUI mode, is there a CLI commands that kills the GUI and drops me into the console? When in CLI mode, is there a CLI command that drops me into the GUI? I found startx, but this drop me into ...
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How do I bypass The TTY login on ubuntu 12.04 lts and what is it?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I want to know what is a tty login. I was opening my laptop and the screen went black and was written "Ubuntu 12.04 LTS harshira-HP-ProBook-445-G1 tty1". Now it does not go ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu via Terminal

I've currently encountered some issues with ubuntu causing me to be stuck in tty mode. I already tried fixing the issue but since I'm not sure of what really happened for this issue to occur I now ...
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How to remotely view tty1 stdout at pts/0 where the command runs?

Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy) is running inside a Parallels Desktop version 8 for Mac virtual machine (KVM) and has telnet installed for remote access. To remotely access Ubuntu, the Mac terminal application ...
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serial-port thermal printer communication

I am trying to establish low level communication with an Epson tm-t88iv thermal printer via shell but I can't figure it out. I'm working on ubuntu 13.10 64 bit with a Dell vostro 1510. I have it ...
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Why I can't get the TTY's?

So I just installed ubuntu minimal with gdm and openbox and I can boot into Openbox just fine, but I obviously need to install other packages which I can do from just the blank Openbox DE. I know that ...
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grub and tty display incorrectly on Ubuntu 12.04

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 x64 desktop edition. Previously it works fine, but just now I found that there is a while screen with some black dots when I log off. Then I found that all the grub, tty, and ...
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Stuck in TTY, lightdm error?

Im running Ubuntu 12.04 on virtualbox. I just updated to the latest version of virtual box, reinstalled any new guest additions, and all hell broke loose. Fist Ubuntu would restart in what I later ...
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Increase more than 18 the font size in all tty?

In this post appear the is only possible to use number 18 in all tty, but I want to increase more than this, like this image below ![fedora core][2] Is possible to make exactly equal?
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rs232 to usb not working

I have a konig rs232 serial to usb adapter (no FTDI chip), but when I try to connect to a cisco switch/router (via Putty, screen, minicom....), sometimes it just shows nothing (But it is connected ...
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Unable to type in tty Ubuntu 13.10

When I Ctrl-Alt-F1 while in the desktop, I can access a tty screen; however, I cannot type anything into the log in prompt - as if the keyboard no longer works. I can, however, revert to the desktop ...
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How to make lightdm use tty6 instead of tty1?

I am using Ubuntu Desktop 13.10 amd64 for iMac. When the system boots up, lightdm loads gnome and hence occupies the first virtual terminal (tty1). This is the default behavior after installation. ...
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Questions about behaviour of running LiveCD after unmounting a CD-ROM

Could anyone explain what happens in system after unplugging CD-ROM during working with LiveCD session? Suppose that I'm using Ubuntu LiveCD and suddenly by accident the CD-ROM disconnect for a ...
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full screen tty for Virtualbox

I have 13.10 as a guest on Virtualbox 4.3.6 on Vista. I can't afford to have a DE because of my graphically pathetic laptop or whatever the cause is, so I just thought I have plain TTY's to work with. ...
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Ctrl+Alt+F1 - incorrect login

I have pressed the keyboard combination Ctrl+Alt+F1, because I wanted to see the output of my commands as they were being executed, but I got the following error: incorrect login.
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Blank console after fresh install of 12.04.03

I have seen this question asked a number of times but none of the answers I've tried work for me. I've seen answers about Plymouth, about GRUB, and about VESA drivers so I screwed with all of that ...