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 can I choose a certain TTY color?

I know this table: [code] if [ "$TERM" = "linux" ]; then echo -en "\e]P0232323" #black echo -en "\e]P82B2B2B" #darkgrey echo -en "\e]P1D75F5F" #darkred echo -en "\e]P9E33636" #red echo -en ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 TTY wont open

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I am trying to open a TTY screen, but when I press Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6, the only thing that happens is the mouse cursor disappears, nothing else no black screen. If ...
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How to install different desktop managers on different tty

How do I install different desktop managers like Unity, KDE, XFCE etc in different ttys so that I could toggle them using CtrlAlt+F N, where N is 4,5,6 etc. In this answer I got the hint of such ...
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Use of Diffrent terminals [duplicate]

I have searched a lot about it but could not get an answer. I read somewhere that linux Ubuntu has 6 or 7 terminals. We can start them by pressing - Ctrl+Alt+(F1-F6) and to get back to GUI- ...
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Run KVM guest from tty

I would like to run a KVM guest from a tty without any X server or graphical elements running. What command do I use to do this if it's possible? Will running the command give different results in ...
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run script at tty1, but login at tty6

I created a live CD that runs a script at tty1. I put the script in /etc/profile.d so it runs at boot. But this way the script also start at the other tty's. I created the script that if the user will ...
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Why so many Virtual consoles?

What is the reason for having so many virtual consoles? I would understand if there was one in case the GUI crashes but 6 more besides the default? What are they for? I even see no usage for any of ...
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Enter terminal mode with bash command

Is there a possibility to enter the terminal mode accessible with Ctrl+Alt+F1 with a bash command so that I can tell a script to do so?
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Lubuntu VM broken - X does not start and tty's do not allow commands

I'm running Lubuntu 12.04 in a VM under VMWare on Windows 7. After the last reboot, my X does not start, and any attempts to log in to tty's result in no command prompt being opened. Is there anyway ...
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Disable the ability to switch to TTYs (Ctrl+Alt+F1…F6)

Disable swtichting to terminals TTYs using(Ctrl+Alt+F1...F6) in Ubuntu?!
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Screen randomly switches to console

I have the following problem with Ubuntu 13.04: GUI randomly switches to console mode. If I suspend and wake up, it is in GUI again. A related issue is when I switch to a different terminal (e.g. ...
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How do I change back to my X-session (GUI) tty?

My screensaver unlock screen got frozen, and fishing around I found that I could use CtrlAltF2 to switch tty's and get a (text only) terminal login. The helpful pages that mentioned this, didn't ...
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ctrl+alt+F1 shows on wrong display

I have dual displays: a monitor and a projector. Whenever I want to go to Ctrl+Alt+F1, the TTY is displayed not on my monitor, but instead it is displayed through the projector on the wall. The ...
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Mouse Pointer in tty terminal

Good evening, just experienced a funny bug (?): When I switch to tty terminal, my mouse pointer still appears, but is in the center of the screen. When I switch back into graphical mode, the pointer ...
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How can I convert a ttyrecord file in a .gif file?

Using ttyrec I can record any console program (ttyrec invokes a shell and records the session until the shell exits). The record is saved by default in a ttyrecord file and can be played using ...
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Black screen after booting after installed nvidia drivers

i am a new in ubuntu. So, the problem is, that i have installed nvidia-current drivers on Ubuntu 13.04 on my macbook pro(geforce 320m videocard), and after that, when i am trying to boot, there is a ...
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Arrow keys, tab-complete not working

I have installed ubuntu minimal(mini.iso) on my vm. I then used recovery mode to login as root and create an account with useradd -m admin and then set a password with passwd admin. When I login on ...
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Why does `startx /usr/bin/unity` not load my desktop settings?

I am trying to open a second X session with unity on display :1. For this to achieve I open another terminal (e.g. tty 6) with Ctrl + Alt +6 and login as the user whose desktop session I want to ...
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device not accepting address 36, error -71 after installing kernel 3.10rc6

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 Gnome edition. I have a problem with my Arduino Duemilanove Board. Previously I was using kernel 3.9.2-030902-generic. After I installed kernel 3.10rc6 and I started my arduino ...
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login loop ubuntu 12.04

Today I restarted Ubuntu 12.04, after installing some packages and having updated firefox. When I came in the login screen, I typed my password. After about one second processing, the screen blacked ...
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Terminfo definitions don't work?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a run-of-the-mill Dell desktop computer. I have a Wyse WY-60 serial terminal hooked up to the serial port (ttyS0). When the terminal is in VT100 emulation mode, and ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Boots into terminal

I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 13.04. Since update the system boots in to tty. Currently the default is kernel 3.8; however using advanced menu entries, the GUI loads successfully using ...
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“♦: command not found” in tty after login

I have this problem after upgrade Lubuntu from 12.10 to 13.04. I press Ctrl + Alt + 1, enter login, password, wait two seconds and get: ♦: command not found". After this message I can type commands ...
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How to play videos (with sound) on another X session?

I normally use tty7 (the default X session) for playing games by running them directly from lightdm, thus not loading unity to save resources. I sometimes need to use a web browser while I'm playing, ...
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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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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 ...