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 config hotkeys for switching between consoles in ubuntu

By default switching between consoles is evaluated by keys CTRL+ALT+Fx (1-6) How to change these hotkeys? Is there any config file for doing this?
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how can I start an other xserver on a different terminal so that I have two xservers running at the same time.

In reference to the question Alt+tab out of full screen game With the answer: Start an other xserver on a different terminal. say tty8. Then switch between them when running the game in full ...
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Help fixing Virtual Console (tty1-6) under VirtualBox

I updated my Ubuntu from 10.4 to 11.10. (Huge mistake, I know.) I am unable to view my virtual consoles ttyS1- ttyS6 This happens inside VirtualBox and gdm is running in background. I'm not sure ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after 11.10 upgrade from 11.04

Had this problem earlier: Crash after update to 11.10, from 11.04; ran the solution and had everything updated and upgraded. I get the following lines after booting with some of the preceding start, ...
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How can I get Ctrl+Alt+F* working?| Why runlevel doesn't starts automatically? [closed]

I googled many threads on my problem, but most of them are about proprietary drivers and black screen (although user can login blindly into tty*). My question isn't about that type of problem but the ...
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What is a tty, and how do I access a tty?

I keep hearing about these things known as tty's. what are they how can I access them what do they do?
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No visible screen after updating to 11.10, system boots to tty1

I have just upgraded via the update manager from 11.04 to 11.10 and have a problem in that after rebooting I have no visible screen, just an extremely thin line along the top of my monitor. As I am ...
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How can I access a tty from the terminal?

How can I access a tty (eg tty1) from the gnome-terminal? Can I set up a profile which does that? I know the switch using Ctrl+Alt+F1-6
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How to properly reset all grub/boot settings?

Several symptoms: No splash screen, just a console No TTYs available (CTRL+ALT+F1 etc..), just random coloured bars A while ago, I've used a tutorial to fix Plymouth bootsplash resolution and ...
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Sony Ericsson SE z800 not recognized on a server [closed]

I've 2 ubuntu 10.04 LTS servers. When I plug a Sony Ericsson z800 on into server2, dmesg only shows that it's a usb device and nothing else. [ 55.028092] usb 5-2: new full speed USB device using ...
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Why won't the terminal display new lines?

For example, when I type following command, echo line | (cat >/dev/null; vi) even wrapped in another shell, sh -c 'echo line | (cat >/dev/null; vi)' and returned from Vim, now it won't ...
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How can I get colors in TTY working correctly?

I use vim a lot and it occurs to me that most of the time I don't even really need a GUI, since I'll only use my computer to take notes in VIM. The problem is, though, is that colors don't show up ...
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Disk errors on tty and syslog/dmesg

Recently I have started to get a lot of these errors: Jun 18 08:57:42 abacus kernel: [ 401.554292] ata5: SError: { HostInt 10B8B } Jun 18 08:57:42 abacus kernel: [ 401.559346] sr 4:0:0:0: CDB: Test ...
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TTY[1-6]: Lock screen after delay (like a screensaver)

When using the virtual terminals on TTY 1-6 [*], it's sometimes easy to forget to log out: The screen goes blank after a while, but I'm still logged in - no password required, anyone can use my ...
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when working in Ubuntu it crashes into TTY [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 with the default Unity. I have had it crash into the TTY command prompt (black screen) from just about any program I am using (not program specific). When it goes into the ...
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Switching tty shortcut

I recently installed Ubuntu Natty (11.04) and now pressing Alt+Left/Right arrow key switches my tty to the adjacent one. How can I reconfigure the keyboard shortcuts so that this stops happening? ...
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How to export X Display with Audio?

How can I export my X Display with audio. For example, in tty1 if I put, "startx xmoto -- :1 &", I can play xmoto ok, but have no sound. If I put "xinit -- :1 &"and then put "xmoto &", ...
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Pink Screen on GRUB Boot [closed]

When I boot Ubuntu 11.04, GRUB shows me a nice, blank pink screen, until most of the OS is loaded, after which I can see some output text. I can't fix it unless I switch to console mode instead of ...
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How can I disable Caps Lock on text-mode (tty) terminals?

I have disabled caps lock in Ubuntu via the System Settings -> Keyboard panel (see How to programmatically swap the caps lock and esc keys? on how to find this option), however when I switch to a ...
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How do I install the nvidia driver for a GeForce 9300M?

Yesterday i've installed ubuntu 11.04 (instead of 10.10). And i need to install nvidia driver which supports opengl 3.3 In 10.10 i did it in a such way: Ctrl+alt+f1 login sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop ...
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How do I get my blacked out ttys back? [closed]

Original Question: After I replaced my Ubuntu 10.10 with 11.04 all I get when I Ctrl+Alt+F1–F6 into a tty is a black screen. Also when I boot there's a while of black screen after grub2 menu is ...
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Set up a Serial-to-Ethernet Converter With a Virtual Serial Port

I have a '3one data' brand serial-to ethernet converter, that plugs into a serial device at one end, and allows bidirectional communications with the device over an ethernet connection, like this: ...
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How do I connect to TTY/COM (/dev/ttyUSB0)?

Just running Ubuntu for the first time by booting to USB drive. Now I have plugged in a USB-to-Serial converter which has been recognized and automatically added as /dev/ttyUSB0
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How can I start a different X session on tty8?

Let's say, for an example, I want to run a full-screen opengl application on tty8 and have my standard GNOME desktop on tty7. How can I configure Ubuntu to meet my requirements?
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How can I restart compiz from tty? (& Related, how can I set up a fallback WM?)

So I'm testing Natty, and Compiz keeps crashing on me. I expect this sort of thing from alpha software, of course, but it doesn't always give me the option to restart compiz, and for some reason ...
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How can I reduce the number of TTYs?

I don't need 7 TTYs (or do I?). So how do I reduce this number to 3?
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What is tty7 in the commandline?

Recently I have been playing around in terminal and typed the who command. As I see my user name and date, I don't know what tty7 or what this pts/0 is, can somebody explain this to me?
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How to make the VT display chinese characters?

When I use the VT (CTRL+ALT+F1),it will only display replacement characters for chinese, but from the alternative installation CD I can see, that it's actually possible to display chinese in the VT. ...
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How to enable unicode support in a TTY?

when I open a tty (Ctrl + Alt + F1) it doesn't have utf-8 support. How can I enable it?
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How to enable 1280x800 resolution in tty?

I've got Toshiba U500 (nVidia). Tried changing /etc/default/grub in many ways, now I've got: GRUB_DEFAULT=5 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true GRUB_TIMEOUT=10 GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> ...
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How can I type curly braces while using the TTY?

When I'm running on battery, I prefer to use the TTYs instead of the full blown GUI as I can squeeze a lot more run time out this way. However, when I want to type in curly braces (AltGr-Shift-è and ...
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How do I get some USB devices to be recognised when I plug them in rather than only on boot? [closed]

I have a number of USB devices (including a USB external HD) which will only be recognised by Ubuntu during boot. For example: If I plug in an RS232 device using a serial->USB device THEN boot ...
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How to log-in via TTY by instead of GDM? [closed]

I want my Ubuntu box to boot directly into a tty login screen and after it does that I want it to automatically run startx how would I go about doing this?
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What keypress will take me to tty13?

Trying out Ubuntu Intrepid, I have discovered that RightAlt+F1 doesn't take me to tty13. I've exhaustively tried every option presented to me in dpkg-reconfigure console-setup, the best I've been ...