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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Configuration for green tty's foreground and boot text after grub menu

I have set up my system (Ubuntu 14.10) for a text boot up. I need to configure my ttys and boot in such a way that it shows green font for boot messages and ttys.Right now, after the grub menu(which ...
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No TTY in rescue mode

When I boot in recovery or single mode, I cannot reach any console by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F1 through Ctrl-Alt-F7. These consoles are present when booting normally. This is independent of the nomodeset ...
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Use tty without login every time

In the Ubuntu-based systems, from the desktop environment, it is possible to open several tabs from the terminal emulator without making a login every time: the user is already logged in for every tab ...
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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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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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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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What is Ctrl+Alt+F1? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 When I press Cltl+Alt+F1 or Ctrl+Alt+F2 My system is going to black screen and asking for login and password.What is it?
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Possible to run graphical sessions on multiple TTYs?

On a default Ubuntu (15.04) installation, We have 7 TTYs that we can switch with Ctrl+Alt+F1 (or F2 - F7), where TTY1-6 are terminals and TTY7 is the graphical X session. I would like to have more ...
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Disable Virtual Consoles tty[1-6]

How to disable switching to virtual terminals TTYs using(Ctrl+Alt+F1...F6) in Ubuntu?!
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How can I disable all command line access? [duplicate]

I make computers for a not-for-profit organisation. I don't want anyone to plug a keyboard / mouse / screen into it and be able to do anything on it. So there is a locked screen at launch, but you ...
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What is tty? Where is it used? [duplicate]

I am a student and new to ubuntu. I read about tty command in the questions people posted earlier but couldn't understand the answers. Could anybody explain it in a more easy way? :)
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How to fix modprobe?

I followed some instructions, like a typical noob, in trying to assign a tty/USB0 to my la crosse technology USB device. Instead, I guess I was installing a modprobe for an "ipaq" (I thought it was a ...
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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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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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Passing Strings to /bin/login

I'm in the process of creating a login wrapper for /bin/login so that when you boot Linux you get a TUI Login instead of the bland login on the tty console. This will be just a bash script for this ...
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Can't switch to TTY / virtual console on Mac Book Pro, 14.04

Running Ubuntu 14.04 on a 2008 MBP (3,1). Dual booting with rEFInd. Pressing CTRL+ALT+F# does nothing at the greeter or once logged in. I have nomodeset in grub, if I remove it I can't get ubuntu to ...
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No Launcher at all, just blank desktop (with bg image) [duplicate]

So, okay, I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 and this just came out yesterday when the launcher disappeared. I cant right click on screen 'cause nothing happens, I can open TTY with ctrl+alt F1, F2 and so ...
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tty disappears after the motherboard changed

I had used Ubuntu 14.04 x64 bit for months until one day the old motherboard of my old computer irreversibly crashed. I had to replace the motherboard which required to replace the processor as well. ...
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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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Funny TTY/Terminal behavior when sudo-ing as a user?

I set up an Ubuntu VPS from Digital Ocean recently. When I log in as root, I'm able to navigate around the terminal properly When I sudo as any other user, I get some extremely strange terminal ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 suddenly only boots into tty1

I've read through about 20+ threads where others had the same thing happen, however NONE of the solutions I found worked for me. Some were not even possible to try or didn't apply. I'm really stuck ...
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2 users logged-in, it makes 2 graphic virtual terminals, only first one has TouchPad

please, I can't get googled it up. On my laptop dell 17r 5737 I have installed trusty with all upgrades and dist-upgrades. We have two user accounts. When we are both logged in, only the first one ...
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Edit file from tty1 terminal [duplicate]

I want to set the RUN to yes in the /etc/default/saned, as mentioned in this answer. Here is a snippet of the file : # Defaults for the saned initscript, from sane-utils # Set to yes to start saned ...
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Can't use shift + key and ctrl + key key combinations in NDN (Necromancer' Dos Nav) and MC ubuntu/KDE plasma 5

I would like to use Necromancer's Dos Navigator on Ubuntu/KDE plasma 5 15.04 vivid, 3.19.8. NDN: http://ndn.muxe.com/ I have tried at least the following terminal emulators: konsole terminator tilda ...
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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 to switch ubuntu in CUI and GUI mode (for memory saving)?

I installed ubuntu 14 desktop version with VMWare Fusion on my mac, as I need to execute some linux binaries on mac. The issue is that ubuntu itself occupies almost 1G bytes of memory with the GUI. I ...
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Everything except GUI is black

Since I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, I have many problems on it (that I don't have on Debian 8) Indeed, when I switch to TTY with CTRL + ALT + F(1-6), I get a black screen, same problem when ...
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How do I restart Cinnamon from the tty?

I installed Cinnamon on my Ubuntu 12.04, and it works well, but sometimes it just freezes for no reason. I can move my mouse but can't click on anything. So I want to restart Cinnamon from tty, like ...
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Problem with booting

I have next problem. I had PC with two hard drives. First one (sda) was with WinXP, second one (sdb) - with Ubuntu 12.04. Then I took second hard disk and installed it in another PC (it has the same ...
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TTY Pause Review

During boot and shutdown lately, in Ubuntu 15.04 I seem to be in TTY screen (not my choice) and occasionally see a bit of red print, error, or other noteworthy script go flashing by to fast to ...
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.pam_environment not loaded in TTY

I have environment variables set in ~/.pam_environment and they exist as expected in any virtual terminal I open. If I open TTY1 and login, my PAM environment variables are not present. How can I ...
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Change TTY resolution in 15.04

I am trying to change the resolution of the TTYs (the ones reachable with Ctrl+Shift+Fn) on Ubuntu 15.03. I have consulted these sources: ChangeTTYResolution Higher resolution when switching to tty ...
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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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Cannot login to any TTYs - Wrong password

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity desktop. I go to TTY1 by pressing keys CTRL + ALT + F1, where I am asked to enter username and password, which I do, but I get the message "Login incorrect". In my ...
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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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Is it possible to rotate the TTY1 console screen without X support?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS booting directly to tty1. The machine is an Intel NUC with a Core i5 + iGPU, display connected through Display Port. As far as I can tell, it does not have any graphical ...
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How to execute a command in a new terminal and capture and print the content displayed in the new terminal

I am able to run a command in the new terminal using gnome-terminal -e tty or xterm -hold -e tty & now that the results in the new terminal would be /dev/pts/2 I want this to be output to ...
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Managing external monitor resolution on TTY

I have a Lenovo E540 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 with Kubuntu-Desktop installed. A second monitor is almost always plugged into the HDMI slot and I can set up the resolution just fine to be 1360x768 ...
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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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Fixing console font

Ever since I upgraded my minimal installation to 15.04, the console has been using a VGA standard font instead of the normal font. After entering sudo dpkg-configure console-setup and selecting "Let ...
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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 do I auto-login as root into the TTY upon boot?

I am working on creating a real time kernel with RT-PREEMPT patch. I have created this kernel without graphic desktop. It comes up in the terminal mode with login prompt. The requirement is, it should ...
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14.04.2 LTS booting to black tty screen after i was forced to hard restart

I attempted to restart my Lenovo T400, and my laptop just sat there on the desktop, not responding. so after a hard restart, there was this error that there was some sort of error with my "temporary ...
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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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Lubuntu GUI broken after switching to any tty

I am setting up two really old DELL machines with lubuntu. I noticed this really annoying bug that appears every time I switch back from a tty: The GUI seems like it doesn't update properly. That ...
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stuck on tty; cannot return to ubuntu-dekstop

Before this I had a problem with low graphics mode, then I got into tty trying to fix it. Now I can run apt-get update, but cannot install ubuntu-desktop because it is unable to locate the package ...
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Computer briefly flashes tty screen right before shutdown or restart

I recently upgraded to 15.04 from a fresh install and everything is working well so far, except when I shutdown or restart, the tty screen quickly flashes and then the purple ubuntu logo screen ...
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stuck on tty, black startx, unable to locate package ubuntu-dekstop

I'm posting this question using my tablet since I cannot use my laptop normally. 2 days before I installed wine and picasa, photoscape, and some other windows app. Usually I didnot shutdown my ...
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Switching to another TTY after running startx and returning breaks Xorg

I've always been curious about an idiosyncrasy of Xorg that seems to happen on every machine I've tried it on; whenever I start a new X instance on a TTY using startx manually (that is, without the ...
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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 ...