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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Xubuntu 12.10can't boot, can't login to tty(x)

I'm running Xubuntu 12.10, and I recently suffered a crash. When I tried to reboot, the system froze at "Stopping System v Runlevel compatibility" The advice for this tells me to go to tty1 via ...
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App like DOS navigator for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Dos Navigator was a very popular file manager for DOS / old Win. Something like Like Norton Commander, but waaay better in terms of feature support, and especially usability/UI. I was wondering if ...
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Getting VI to auto syntax highlight and autoindent

I prefer using vi from tty1 as I hate GUI. I've just begun programming in C and would like to know how to get vi to auto indent for me. I would like the following code to appear just like the way I've ...
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read /dev/ttyUSB0 failed?

I have a GPS device connected to /dev/ttyUSB0 I wrote a simple code to read data from it but the reading always fails I have no idea where the problem is this is my code could you please help me :). ...
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Why doesn't tty7 show a prompt with no display manager?

When I drop to tty1-tty6 through Ctrl-Alt-F[1-6] it shows a prompt, for obvious reasons (it's supposed to). However, if I kill my display server, and thus X, through something like sudo service gdm ...
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how can I know which port am I connected to?

I have a GPS connected to a (Serial to USB connector) to COMM6. I want to read data from the GPS. I guess I need to know the ttySn that it is connected to so I could read the date from it. How could I ...
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connect-debounce spam on TTY and system suspend

The below output from dmesg shows the same thing I see when I ctrl+alt+F1, if is stop lightdm and sometimes if I suspend the machine. [ 615.128020] hub 1-0:1.0: connect-debounce failed, port 2 ...
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Trapped in tty (?)

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and my problem arises when I use CTRL+ALT+F# keys in VirtualBox (Windows XP guest). Unfortunately, I have a number of CTRL+ALT+F# key shortcuts set up in a Windows ...
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black tty screens

I get black tty screens when I hit Ctrl-Alt-F1. I already read all other similar questions but I can't seem to find a suitable solution. Here is my setup. I have a fairly new laptop (Jan 2013, Asus ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 - TTYs not working on MacBook Pro 9,1

On my Ubuntu install on my MacBook Pro 9,1 (late or early 2012, IIRC), the graphical mode works fine. However, when I switch to a tty (Ctrl+Alt+F1-through-F6), the screen seems to completely turn off ...
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Can't view output in tty. (Ctrl+alt+f1 to f6 don't work, and display a black screen).

I recently noticed that there was a kernel warning saying that the nvidia driver wasn't compatible with booting into a video mode terminal, so I edited /etc/default/grub, to make it boot into a text ...
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XFCE, TTY, blank screen, not working shortcuts

I've got a strange problem with keyboard shortcuts. After turning on my computer (or rebooting), and logging in, shortcuts don't work. To get them working, I have to log out and log in again. Then ...
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TTYs are not working with ppa nvidia-current driver on 12.04

Mar 18 I bought a new Dell 660s for learning Linux! It is Intel i3, 4 GB, 500Gb HD, 23" dell led display and a nVIDIA GT 620 video card. I chose Ubuntu 12.04 LTS amd64. It is freshly installed. I ...
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How can i lock a device id to a particular port address

I want ttyUSB0 to be always used by my GSM modem how can i do that even after restart it must not change..is there any way to lock GSM Modems id to ttyUSB0.
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Cannot Login to My Machine Using the *Right* Password

Here are the facts: I ran some stress-tests last night. I forgot to reset the logs to minimal. When I got this morning, I saw that hard drive is full /dev/sda1. Cleaned up the large file (350GB). ...
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how to make putty ssh connection never to timeout when user is idle?

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 server I bought, if I connect with putty using ssh and a sudoer user putty gets disconnected by the server after some time if I am idle How do I configure Ubuntu to keep this ...
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Not getting visual interface, just 'tty shell', after system update [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu Unity 12.10 on my Sony Vaio and it was working well, until somewhere after installing the updates and installing Unsettings, Cairo dock and Ubuntu-Tweek-Tool, a window displays ...
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Is there a way to see the text of tty7 without shutting down Xorg?

Is there a way to see the text of tty7 without shutting down Xorg, just like switching to another tty?
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Terminal (Ctrl+alt+F1-6) text colour

Is it possible to change the default foreground text coulour in the F1-F6 Terminals or the machines bios colour. I Love Green on Black and change it in the konsole/uxterm/Term ect as soon as I install ...
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use output from alias command as filename to open in vi

I set up an alias this morning to help finding the latest log file in a directory. My alias looks like alias latest="ls -lat | grep ^- | awk '{print \$8}' | head -1" In my research so far this ...
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Connecting to a TTY from another computer

How do I access one of my TTYs from a computer on my home network? For example, if my Ubuntu PC is running, and I want to access it's terminal from my Mac or Windows PCs that are on the same network. ...
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How do I change tty / text console resolution without rebooting?

fbset is not an option. It doesn't apply any change "live". Also, fbset is not even useful. It looks like it's only going to display current settings.
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fbset does nothing

I can't change tty resolution/mode by running fbset. No matter what mode or geometry I use (correct syntax, I even referred to /etc/fb.modes), it simply shows no output and it doesn't change ...
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How to take screenshot of an X11 based GUI from a text terminal (such as tty1)?

I tried using DISPLAY=:0 import -window root "$HOME/Pictures/screenshot.png" (import is part of the ImageMagick suite), but that just displays a black screen. I want to do this as I wanted to ...
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Screen Resolution of a Command Line Terminal?

I have disabled the automatic boot into Unity and am booting into a CLI tty with a login shell. While running the CLI login shell the screen resolution is fairly low and only utilizes a tiny portion ...
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Booting Ubuntu into the Command Line? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable X at boot time? How do I boot Ubuntu by default into the CLI using a multiuser runlevel? I wish to still maintain my graphical desktop manager (GDM or ...
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How to bind function key char sequence to their respective button to be recognized by tty terminal?

According to this question tty only recognize character input and the rest of function keys F[1-12] as a char sequence. I have a CUI application runs over wineconsole and expects a F12 key press, all ...
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Alternative to wall, talk, write?

For example: A cron script runs in background checking for updates. The user is logged into a virtual console (tty). Only wall has a nonbanner option. Wall still adds unnecessary newlines at the ...
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User can't login to tty1 [closed]

Hope it's ok to ask questions about Linux mint 13 which is based on ubuntu 12.04. All of a sudden my system boots to tty1 prompt. even in tty prompt I am not able to login. But root can login. Any ...
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cannot open /dev/ttyS0: Permission denied, but in dialout group

I am trying to use my 9 pin serial port to connect my automotive ECU to my computer (megasquirt controller). I've done this before with Ubuntu 10.04 but now that I've just upgraded to 12.04 it simply ...
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Restart xfce from tty1

I am new to xubuntu, somtimes my xfce desktop crashes, and I can only use tty1 from command line. I want to know how can I restart my xfce in tty7 from tty1? I've googled it, but still found the ...
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What directories does user own - LTS 12.04

Which directories in the hierarchy does the default main user (UID 1000) own? like maybe /usr/share/ or /bin/ I need to now exactly the directories my user needs to own in the hierarchy, in short I ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 TTY console (Ctrl+Alt+F[1-6]) not working [closed]

I've been a Ubuntu user for some time now. I have a very annoying problem, I have no idea what causes it, and I haven't managed to find anything relevant after Googling like crazy. The problem is my ...
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(Easy Question) Start X and Unity from Console [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I set my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to boot to console without GUI? A lot of questions without response. This thread is like this two: Start X and Unity from the console ...
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TTY1 on Video Projector

Is it somehow possible to display TTY1 or similar to a video projector? xrandr cannot open the display: $ xrandr --query Can't open display I have a ATI graphics card and am not using the ...
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Cannot login to any TTYs - Wrong password

I am new to Ubuntu (12.10 with Unity desktop) and Linux for that part too, so I might not be asking the right question. But here goes. I go to TTY1 by pressing keys CTRL + ALT + F1, where I am asked ...
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How to find out who is using the physical console?

I would like to use a script to find out the username - of the user who is currently on the physical console (who has command of the keyboard, mouse and graphical display)? I do not just want to ...
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How to send terminal command to a TTY terminal

I am looking for a way to send an executed command to a TTY terminal. For example, let us say that I open the gnome-terminal and on the window I type sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude ...
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How to take screenshot in a TTY terminal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I take a screenshot of a virtual console? I sometimes go to TTY1 to do some fixing when an app freezes or the system is slow (rare cases) but in some cases I need to ...
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GUI works but the console's (CTRL-ALT-F1-F6) “don't”

I just upgraded to 12.04 and have just noticed that the tty sessions tty1-tty6 accessed via F1-F6 have a distorted graphics output whilst the GUI F7 and terminal windows within the GUI work fine. It ...
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Running a program on boot without login, using the screen

Preface: I have a server running on an old laptop. The screen is always on with a login prompt, but because its keyboard is in pretty bad shape, I use it exclusively via ssh. The screen is in a good ...
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Can't login when switching to TTY1

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. When I switch to the first text terminal using Ctrl+Alt+F1, I'm presented with a prompt that asks for user name and password. When I input the user name and password, I get ...
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How do I change the font or the font size in the TTY (console)?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Recently, the font size for all of my TTYs became much larger. How can I change the font size back to the default?
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Ubuntu 12.04 Logins to tty1 instead of regular login screen, can't start lightdm.

I just tried installing my nVidia graphics card, and when I try to start lightdm it just sits there at: saned disabled; edit /ect/default/saned So, I tried to reboot but it keeps going into tty1 ...
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How do I auto-login as root into the TTY upon boot?

I am working on creating a real time kernel with RT-PREEMPT patch. I have created this kernel without graphic desktop. It comes up in the terminal mode with login prompt. The requirement is, it should ...
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Why does switching to the tty give me a blank screen?

After booting to the GUI in 12.04, I attempt to move to the virtual terminal (or shell, or tty) via Ctrl-Alt-F1 (F1 - 6), and the screen remains blank. I'm tried all 6 tty instances and the results ...
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How do I log all input and output in a terminal session?

How do I keep logs of all the work done via terminal? For example, I want a record of all the work done on database via terminal.
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Login to tty as guest?

I was wondering if it is possible to log into a tty session (not the GUI) as a guest? As far as my observation goes the guest session provided at login are served by lightdm which dynamically creates ...
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Terminal TTY Ctrl-Alt-F# not working, only prints junk characters

I'm not sure what I pressed to mess this up. I was on tty1, but it doesn't look like I'm on tty1 anymore. When I press any key on the terminal it just prints weird letters. Pressing Ctrl-Alt-F1 ...
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Configuration to point an X tty to a separate system?

Specifically, I have an Ubuntu 10.04 system with a headless Ubuntu 12.04 virtual machine, and I'm looking for a way to have it set up so pressing Ctrl+alt+F8 will take me into another X client which ...