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 to prevent kernel or any broadcast messages from flooding the TTYs?

Is there a way to stop the ttys from being flooded by the kernel messages? The display shows a continuous stream of messages (which are also logged in the /var/log directory). Every text I key in ...
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Blurry tty with nvidia drivers

I recently upgraded my computer, and after installing the latest Ubuntu there, have found an issue. I'm using the latest nvidia drivers (nvidia-346) from xorg-edgers ppa, along with a GTX 970 gpu. ...
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TTY is not showing the login prompt

I just wanted to switch to a TTY via [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Fx] but all I see is a blinking cursor. The login prompt doesn't appear. The getty processes are running. I even tried to modify the grub ...
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Multiple users logged in

I'm looking at top and see that there are two users. Using who gives the following: system boot 2014-12-22 14:15 run-level 2 2014-12-22 14:15 LOGIN tty4 ...
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Is it possible to put a GUI to more than just TTY7?

My question is pretty much the title. I often use TTYs for handling different matters in parallel. This could be for instance: something local on TTY1 per SSH on ServerA on TTY2 per SSH on ServerB ...
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root profile error

I had a problem with my root account on Ubuntu 14.04. when I login by using root account, I received this error: Error found when loading /root/.profile: stdin: is not a tty As a result the session ...
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command line interface (TTY) disapears after 2 seconds

When ever I press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get into the TTY it fades out. For about 2 seconds you see the text all normal then it starts fading out and black screen appears. I can hit Ctrl+Alt+F7 to start the ...
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FGLRX disturbs TTYs and Plymouth graphics

I just installed Ubuntu Trusty on my new SSD, enabling UEFI, which was disabled previously. After the installation finished (and I finally found a workaround for a strange HP UEFI, which denied ...
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ubuntu server 14.04 can't get out of tty

its been 2 days that I am trying to get out of the tty infterface on ubuntu server14.04 with vmware workstation 9. I used the sudo apt-get update and udpate ubuntu desktop all successfull but i still ...
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How to get the default TTY font in Unity? [duplicate]

I have a simple problem, but the solution is rather difficult to find. I would like to use the same TTY font in Ubuntu in my GUI environment. I don't know the name of this font, and I don't know how ...
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startx, gui on tty7 and sound on tty 1

I just installed ubuntu minimal and fluxbox. I have installed no login manager, so after the system boots, I login in the tty1 and use the startx command to run. After that, if I open Firefox and go ...
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How do I get out of Ctrl + Alt + F3? [duplicate]

I pressed Ctrl+Alt+F3 by a mistake and then my computer showed a fullscreen terminal asking for my password and username, How do I get out of that?
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ubuntu 14.04 boots to tty1

After I ran regular upgrades on my laptop, I rebooted and it booted right up to tty1. I can type startx to get it to tty7, but unity doesn't show up, so I hit Ctrl+Alt+T to get a terminal and type in ...
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What to do when Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6 fails?

Sometimes, while I'm working with my machine, my screen freezes. Most of the times, giving Ctrl+Alt+F1 and then Ctrl+Alt+F7 fixes the problem without any further action. Even if it doesn't, I can ...
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Can't login to tty

I was trying to upgrade my 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. While upgrading, the system suddenly showed a screen saying you system is running in low graphic mode. Now to solve this I wanted to go through the ...
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How to launch GUI app (in Ctrl+Alt+F7) from tty (Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6)

I want to know that how can I launch GUI apps from tty (Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6) into GUI mode (Ctrl+Alt+F7) Sometimes, users having problem with GUI mode like: can login to GUI but Launcher is not working or ...
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Displaying TTY name in Terminal name

I am wanting to know how I can display the TTY a terminal is currently using in the window name of the Terminal. I don't see any options in Terminal Preferences to display such thing on the Terminal ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Server: How to switch to installed gui

I've installed a minimal gnome desktop on my ubuntu 14.04 server. How do I switch to it? Right now i'm on the tty. I tried Alt+f7 but it just takes me to a screen with a red cursor flashing in the top ...
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Can't switch to the text mode

I was trying to stop xserver and install accelerated nvidia driver for cuda programming but for some reason when I type ctrl+alt+F1 (or F2-F6) I get "no signal" on my screen and no prompt after that. ...
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14.04.1: USB 1-1.6 device descriptor read/64, error -32 Spam

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro S500. All my USB ports are in use (including the eSATA/USB combo port), with a keyboard, mouse, Logitech G430 Headset, and Lexar USB When in tty#/Ctrl+Alt+F# terminal, ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 crashed cannot login using the GUI

I just tried to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 and as it got to point of deleting old packages, the process got stuck, basically there was a pop up box that disappeared so I had to restart. Now I see ...
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what is pts/0 , :0 and attributes before it + ,? etc

While reading about Linux, I got a $ who -a, so before trying that I logged into three of my text terminals (tty1,tty2,tty3) respectively,, and then I came back to X-window (Ctrl + Alt +f7),, then I ...
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How can I see tty during shutdown?

The shutdown of my ubuntu 12.04 never terminates. (It's been running for one hour, showing the ubuntu word with the rotating dots below: it's still alive.) Right after I initiate the shutdown, the ...
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how to make USSD call from huawei data card E1731

I have huwai data card e1731 using as dongle on ubuntu 14.04. Now i want to make ussd calls from data card. here are few lines of 'dmesg' usbserial: USB Serial support registered for GSM modem ...
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How to find resolution of TTY I'm using?

I can get to a TTY in Ubuntu by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1. Once I'm at a shell in this TTY, how can I find out what is the resolution of this TTY? Note that the GRUB_GFXMODE in my /etc/default/grub file ...
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After some wired flash out, I can't login to wmii any more, how to fix it?

I've been using wmii on Ubuntu14.04(virtual machine on win7) for months. During which, I got pop out to login interface several times due to some wired mouse click action. But today, after I met ...
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Enable COM ports

I have a costume built computer in which I added two extra COM ports. But I don't know the exact name they were given (e.g. ttyS32). I actually tested all 32 found ports in my computer, and non seem ...
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Brief tty screen before boot login screen shows up

After I installed an NVIDIA graphics driver, a tty login screen appears about halt a second just before the lightdm shows up. When the system used nouveau open source driver, the computer didn't show ...
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Ctrl+Alt+F1 shuts down laptop

Ubuntu 14.04 on Sony Vaio VGN-FW31ZJ. Whenever I try to switch to a TTY, say by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1, the system shuts down. The text username prompt appears for a split second but quickly everything ...
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(US, alternative international) keyboard in tty console

Is it possible to use the US,alternative-international keyboard in my TTY console? If not, is there a way I can use it in vim inside the TTY console?
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Ubuntu desktop not showing

When I opened ubuntu for the first time, it installed successfully. But every time I want to boot it. Ubuntu opens a command line instead of the desktop. I searched on the internet for commands but ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: C++ Program -> Broken Pipe -> Cannot get past Tty1

While I was running a C++ program (it involved SDL), the computer completely froze up; control C didn't work, and escape didn't work (I had it programmed that escape would close the program). So, ...
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Boot to tty2 on start

On Ubuntu 12.04 I had a server with no GDM. I want to boot to tty2 on start up. What would I put into rc.local? Note* I do not have grub tty1: start on stopped rc RUNLEVEL=[2345] and ( ...
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Launch gnome-terminal into GUI via TTY

My GUI is completely messed up and I need to get the gnome terminal working. Ctrl-Alt-T doesn't work because Unity or Gnome are broken. All I'm getting is a mouse and another program that I launched ...
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Recovering from tty [duplicate]

Using XUbuntu 13.10. Some key combination -- maybe CTRL-ALT-ESC or something similar -- keeps throwing me into a full-screen tty. When that happens, how do I get back to Xubuntu? I can log in to the ...
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Netbook won't boot to Lubuntu GUI after using Live USB creator programs & setting aside 1GB for persistence

Have downloaded and installed Lubuntu 14.04 LTS, recently (without persistence) & it works fine, aside from not saving settings. When I try to download & install the same, with a 1MB set ...
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No TTY after installing NVIDIA Driver

When I first installed Ubuntu 14.04, I used the command line to install the nvidia drivers to my computer. Now, if I try to open any of the 6 TTYs, I lose all display and my monitor cuts off until I ...
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How to save the contents of unlogged console screen to a file?

I'm on a tty, with a lots of command inputs, bulk of verbose their output, and some error messages. Now I have to get all those stdin/stdout/stderr texts, in the format displayed in the console ...
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Connecting a pyboard via USB gives “Could not grab port (tty/ttyACM0)”

When I plug a micropython (Arduino-like microprocessor board) in via USB it works just fine as a USB file-system, however I cannot use it as a TTY. I'm using Ubuntu 14.4 64bit. When I plug in the ...
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What does “TTY” stand for?

On the Wikipedia's article (Computer terminal) under the hard copy terminals section of the article it says this "Early user terminals connected to computers were electromechanical teleprinters or ...
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Ctrl + F4 opening tty in lenovo g400s

I've just installed my lenovo g400s with Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. The problem is when I want to close tab by pressing Ctrl + f4, it open tty and I cannot go back to desktop although I press Ctrl + Alt + ...
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cronjob output will not show in terminal

I've been trying to get the output of a cronjob to show in the terminal and I can't figure it out. Every minute I would like to run the script /usr/games/sl and have it output in the terminal, and ...
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Run scripts in background in TTY

There are quite a few questions asking what you can do to run a shell script in the background while not running the terminal. Most have advised to use nohup or disown. This might be a stupid ...
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How do I log in in TTY1

I tried to follow the steps on Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears, but whenever I do, I don't know how to log in when it prompts me. How do I log on? I run 14.04 Trusty.
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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 ...