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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Why can't I switch back to the desktop after using a TTY?

I have pressed Ctrl+Alt+F1 and then I have pressed Ctrl+Alt+F7, but it doesn't come back to the graphical interface. What should I do?
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Can a user log in via tty1 from remote?

I rented this cloud server, and it is kind of hacked recently. I can see a suspicious user logged in via tty. leetom@S152:~$ last -x ayn1 ayn1 tty1 Wed Oct 28 18:59 - ...
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APCI Probe Failed after an unexpected shutdown while upgrading from Ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10?

An unexpected power off occurred during update from Ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10 When I restarted the computer won't boot in GUI mode, but directly into tty1 I'm able to use the command line from there, but ...
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ttyUSB not available in ubuntu 14.04

I want to write a basic serial pc to usb communication program in linux,for this purpose i listed all the files under dev.I am not able to find ttyUSB. what should i do?.please do help me as i am new ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 tty out of range

I have a newly installed 14.04 32bit desktop system. Worked fine under windows for years. The mb has a builtin ATI RageXL 8MB PCI Graphic Controller. First install attempt was with 32bit server but ...
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cannot open terminals in ubuntu 15.10 with CTRL+ALT+Fn keys

After fresh new installation pressing CTRL+ALT+F1 gives nothing. No terminal opened. So after uninstalling nvidia-current package because of another issue I have another bug: only mouse pointer ...
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Boots into Freezed tty screen on boot after upgrade to ubuntu 15.10

I upgraded from from ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10. after upgrade it prompted me to restart. But on restart the system booted to a splash screen then to a black screen where it showed "error LSB start ntp". ...
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Can't enter password for luks disk encryption after nvidia drivers installed

I've just done a fresh install of 15.10. After installing the nvidia drivers for my quadro 600, I was able to improve the tty resolution by setting: GRUB_GFXMODE=1024x768 GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=keep ...
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Blank screen with only an underscore after ~20 minutes of inactivity

Hey I keep on getting this blank screen whenever I leave and come back to my computer. I thought it was a xscreensaver problem so I purged it. That didn't work. If I want to get back into my computer ...
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how can we configure everything for rotated screen?

A question that i think not many people asked: how can we have everything (grub and refind, tty, plymouth, lightdm, window managers, etc.) configured for rotated screens? (specially just one rotated ...
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System crashed after changing permission of /usr/share in ubuntu 14.04LTS

what Happened - I installed audacity (programme) through command line. Help file was missing. I download zip file. Came to know that this file has to be stored in /usr/share folder. When I tried to ...
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change the size of ttys [duplicate]

Is there any way so I can change the height and width of tty consoles? As you know they are fixed size and I want to run a program on them which is bigger than their size. Thanks in advances.
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how to login a tty at startup

I want to execute some command on special tty (for example tty2) in my Linux startup so every time the system reboots this commands execute on that tty. I used this link to do : ...
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Can't shutdown Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I've been away for a few weeks, and after I've logged in, I've updated my system to the latest updates, as normal. However, now I can't shut down any more. Every time I try, I ...
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Hide TTY1 login when using no “quiet splash” as GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT

I want to see the boot messages when starting Ubuntu, so I edited /etc/default/grub and removed the `quiet splash setting: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="" But now after those messages and before ...
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Display the current console font [duplicate]

I'm running Linux in terminal mode. I want to find out what my current console-setup settings are. Several of the parameters in /etc/default/console-setup are set to guess, so checking that file is ...
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dsh no tty present and no askpass program specified

I'm using the dancers shell to try and run install commands on multiple machines on the network, but whenever I do I get no tty present and no askpass program specified. I know that if I use ssh -t ...
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Ctrl+Alt+F[1-12] don't switch to TTY

After I installed my new keyboard, I discovered that pressing Ctrl+Alt+Fn keys no longer brings me to the tty screens(nothing happens), but sudo chvt 1 in the terminal emulator can start the tty. ...
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No taskbar, tty incorrect login

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04. I've just installed libfolks25 and it had to restart a few services to complete installation. Once it restarted and rebooted the system, the taskbar and Unity sidebar have now ...
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Lost all USB connectivity, Connect debounce error overload on tty and dmesg, locks computer periodically

Can't connect to any USB ports after trying to attch my powered external drive to back up this computer. dmesg output is flooded with connect debounce errors [ 4138.876066] hub 1-0:1.0: ...
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Impossible to GUI-login after NetworkManager removal (Linux)

Config: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS (same problem on Mint 17.2) I removed network-manager (via apt-get ... remove). I rebooted. Now I cannot login anymore, each time I enter password, the screen turns ...
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Configuration for green tty's foreground and boot text after grub menu

I have set up my system (Ubuntu 14.10) for a text boot up. I need to configure my ttys and boot in such a way that it shows green font for boot messages and ttys.Right now, after the grub menu(which ...
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No TTY in rescue mode

When I boot in recovery or single mode, I cannot reach any console by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F1 through Ctrl-Alt-F7. These consoles are present when booting normally. This is independent of the nomodeset ...
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Use tty without login every time

In the Ubuntu-based systems, from the desktop environment, it is possible to open several tabs from the terminal emulator without making a login every time: the user is already logged in for every tab ...
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How can I disable all command line access? [duplicate]

I make computers for a not-for-profit organisation. I don't want anyone to plug a keyboard / mouse / screen into it and be able to do anything on it. So there is a locked screen at launch, but you ...
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What is tty? Where is it used? [duplicate]

I am a student and new to ubuntu. I read about tty command in the questions people posted earlier but couldn't understand the answers. Could anybody explain it in a more easy way? :)
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How to fix modprobe?

I followed some instructions, like a typical noob, in trying to assign a tty/USB0 to my la crosse technology USB device. Instead, I guess I was installing a modprobe for an "ipaq" (I thought it was a ...
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No Launcher at all, just blank desktop (with bg image) [duplicate]

So, okay, I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 and this just came out yesterday when the launcher disappeared. I cant right click on screen 'cause nothing happens, I can open TTY with ctrl+alt F1, F2 and so ...
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tty disappears after the motherboard changed

I had used Ubuntu 14.04 x64 bit for months until one day the old motherboard of my old computer irreversibly crashed. I had to replace the motherboard which required to replace the processor as well. ...
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Can't switch to TTY / virtual console on Mac Book Pro, 14.04

Running Ubuntu 14.04 on a 2008 MBP (3,1). Dual booting with rEFInd. Pressing CTRL+ALT+F# does nothing at the greeter or once logged in. I have nomodeset in grub, if I remove it I can't get ubuntu to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 suddenly only boots into tty1

I've read through about 20+ threads where others had the same thing happen, however NONE of the solutions I found worked for me. Some were not even possible to try or didn't apply. I'm really stuck ...
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2 users logged-in, it makes 2 graphic virtual terminals, only first one has TouchPad

please, I can't get googled it up. On my laptop dell 17r 5737 I have installed trusty with all upgrades and dist-upgrades. We have two user accounts. When we are both logged in, only the first one ...
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Edit file from tty1 terminal [duplicate]

I want to set the RUN to yes in the /etc/default/saned, as mentioned in this answer. Here is a snippet of the file : # Defaults for the saned initscript, from sane-utils # Set to yes to start saned ...
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Can't use shift + key and ctrl + key key combinations in NDN (Necromancer' Dos Nav) and MC ubuntu/KDE plasma 5

I would like to use Necromancer's Dos Navigator on Ubuntu/KDE plasma 5 15.04 vivid, 3.19.8. NDN: http://ndn.muxe.com/ I have tried at least the following terminal emulators: konsole terminator tilda ...
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Possible to run graphical sessions on multiple TTYs?

On a default Ubuntu (15.04) installation, We have 7 TTYs that we can switch with Ctrl+Alt+F1 (or F2 - F7), where TTY1-6 are terminals and TTY7 is the graphical X session. I would like to have more ...
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How to switch ubuntu in CUI and GUI mode (for memory saving)?

I installed ubuntu 14 desktop version with VMWare Fusion on my mac, as I need to execute some linux binaries on mac. The issue is that ubuntu itself occupies almost 1G bytes of memory with the GUI. I ...
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Everything except GUI is black

Since I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, I have many problems on it (that I don't have on Debian 8) Indeed, when I switch to TTY with CTRL + ALT + F(1-6), I get a black screen, same problem when ...
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Passing Strings to /bin/login

I'm in the process of creating a login wrapper for /bin/login so that when you boot Linux you get a TUI Login instead of the bland login on the tty console. This will be just a bash script for this ...
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Problem with booting

I have next problem. I had PC with two hard drives. First one (sda) was with WinXP, second one (sdb) - with Ubuntu 12.04. Then I took second hard disk and installed it in another PC (it has the same ...
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TTY Pause Review

During boot and shutdown lately, in Ubuntu 15.04 I seem to be in TTY screen (not my choice) and occasionally see a bit of red print, error, or other noteworthy script go flashing by to fast to ...
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.pam_environment not loaded in TTY

I have environment variables set in ~/.pam_environment and they exist as expected in any virtual terminal I open. If I open TTY1 and login, my PAM environment variables are not present. How can I ...
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Change TTY resolution in 15.04

I am trying to change the resolution of the TTYs (the ones reachable with Ctrl+Shift+Fn) on Ubuntu 15.04. I have consulted these sources: ChangeTTYResolution Higher resolution when switching to tty ...
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Funny TTY/Terminal behavior when sudo-ing as a user?

I set up an Ubuntu VPS from Digital Ocean recently. When I log in as root, I'm able to navigate around the terminal properly When I sudo as any other user, I get some extremely strange terminal ...
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Is it possible to rotate the TTY1 console screen without X support?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS booting directly to tty1. The machine is an Intel NUC with a Core i5 + iGPU, display connected through Display Port. As far as I can tell, it does not have any graphical ...
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How to execute a command in a new terminal and capture and print the content displayed in the new terminal

I am able to run a command in the new terminal using gnome-terminal -e tty or xterm -hold -e tty & now that the results in the new terminal would be /dev/pts/2 I want this to be output to ...
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Managing external monitor resolution on TTY

I have a Lenovo E540 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 with Kubuntu-Desktop installed. A second monitor is almost always plugged into the HDMI slot and I can set up the resolution just fine to be 1360x768 ...
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Fixing console font

Ever since I upgraded my minimal installation to 15.04, the console has been using a VGA standard font instead of the normal font. After entering sudo dpkg-configure console-setup and selecting "Let ...
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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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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 ...