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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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 ...
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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 ...