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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to switch desktop layout from tty before startx?

I would like to login with the same user in another tty, but each tty should have different desktop environment like KDE and LXDE. How can I use tty to start X server by providing the desktop type?
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TTY won't respond to anything at all

Well, I seem to be a hard drive killer. Several months ago, I had a laptop with harddrive problems, which required me to replace the disk. Now, I have a separate laptop, which I has a bunch of bad ...
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How to access GUI from TTY mode?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit. I am using terminal mode to test a Window Manager. I know I can use Ctrl+Alt+F1 to go to terminal mode from the GUI mode. But there is still graphical desktop ...
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Switching from one tty to another terminates X server

I would like to login two users to my pc. One user is on TTY6 and the other is on TTY7. I login the second user in tty6 and type startx to start desktop environment. Whenever I switch to the default ...
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ICEauthority problem I am not able to start my laptop

So I have a problem,I cannot start my laptop because when I want to log in it shows me error: "Could not update ICEauthority file/home/frane/.ICEauthority.Then I log out and I tried a several things ...
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Kubuntu's TTY resolution too low after installing nvidia-current

After installing Kubuntu on a Notebook with GeForce Go 6100 graphics card, the tty's were working correctly, but the KDE desktop wouldn't display anything correctly. After installing the nVidia driver ...
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How to get back from TTY to Unity [duplicate]

I got a problem. I installed SDL, rebooted pc, and got to GNOME-terminal or in other name it's TTY I guess so. I tried to reboot again, but I get the same screen. Could someone help me how to get out ...
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How do you use chirp?

Chirp is an amateur radio program that will help program your radio from a computer. My radio is a Wouxun and the module is a KG-UV3D.The documentation says that is will work on this module, but there ...
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Special characters in /etc/issue

For some reason the color escape characters in my /etc/issue file are not working. They're being displayed as text: Here is the content of the file: ^[[1;31mUbuntu^[[0m And it outputs the exact ...
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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 [duplicate]

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 ...