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 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 ...