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 properly copy files from hard drive to USB flash drive in tty4 terminal?

How to properly copy files from hard drive to USB flash drive in tty4 terminal?(mount, copy, unmount, exit, etc) P.S.Can no exit from tty4 terminal via Ctrl+Alt+F7 command, only with Alt+SysRq+B(...
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Auditing device files using auditd daemon

I am trying to see what commands are typed in my terminal and serial port. For that I am using auditd daemon which helps me in auditing files. I thought of a creating audit rules on /dev/tty and /dev/...
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cannot open terminals in ubuntu 15.10 with CTRL+ALT+Fn keys [on hold]

After fresh new installation pressing CTRL+ALT+F1 gives nothing. No terminal opened. So after uninstalling nvidia-current package because of another issue I have another bug: only mouse pointer ...
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udisks-part-id timeout error in tty

I'm running 14.04 and I've gotten the following error when logging into a tty session after typing my password but before the command prompt showed up: [198877.466429] systemd-udevd[25302]: timeout '...
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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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Problems with TTY and ALT+F4

so I don't know why but when I type ALT+F4 Ubuntu firstly pass to TTY4 and when I go back to TTY7 to login in my previous screen, after entered, it'll close the window (that I was trying to close). ...
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Unable to access any tty terminal

I log on to the GUI. I am unable to access terminals 1,2,3,5,6 using ctrl-alt-Fx. The only terminal I CAN access is tty4 ( ctrl alt F4). When I do, I can access it as normal, but am unable to revert ...
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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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Remnants of Runlevel 5 when I drop down to Runlevel 3

I changed my VBoxed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 to boot to the multi-user.target by creating a symlink of multi-user.target as /etc/systemd/system/default.target. When I want to go up to the GUI, I just run ...
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ubuntu 16.04LTS freezing system + TTY

I'm running Lenovo YOGA 300-IBY, Ubuntu 16.04LTS here is my first problem: whenever I open my TTY ctrl+alt+F[1-6], there are lines: lvmetad is not active yet, using direct activation during sysinit /...
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Why does switching to the tty give me a blank screen?

After booting to the GUI in 12.04, I attempt to move to the virtual terminal (or shell, or tty) via Ctrl-Alt-F1 (F1 through F6), and the screen remains blank. I'm tried all 6 tty instances and the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 ttys are missing [duplicate]

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 installed. It's equipped with a GeForce GTX 970M and is running the nVidia drivers. When I press CTL-ALT-F1 (through F6) all I get is a blank screen. No bash login....
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PCIEport error on all TTYs

I've fresh installed Ubuntu gnome 16.04 64 bit on my laptop. I'm getting this repeating error messages on every other terminals from 1 to 6: result of lspci: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation ...
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Why does the console output stop being bold half way on startup and how can I change this behaviour?

I have my Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 installation setup so that I get the verbose console output on startup (I upgraded from 15.10 where I already had it enabled). During the upgrade somewhere ...
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How do I prevent root access from all TTYs

I am trying to secure root access on my Ubuntu servers (running 14.04 desktop and 16.04 server). I would like to disable root access on all TTYs except TTY1. I know this can be done by editing /etc/...
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Ubuntu 16.04 occasionally hangs with screen off after switching TTYs or turning screen off for inactivity

Sometimes when I switch TTYs (also while switching between logged in users) or after the screen darkened and turned off, my screen goes/stays in standby mode and does no longer wake up. Actually the ...
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“incorrect login” come at virtual console at the time of trying to fix “nothing appeared issue after login” at ubuntu 16.04

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in dual boot along with Windows 10. Everything worked fine. But, today after applying software update and reboot, when I type password at login screen and hit Enter, ...
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Black Screen After Upgrading To 16.04

I need some help with a slight problem. I just upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 but when it finished installing and when I rebooted the computer a black screen appears saying tty1 and it says to login but ...
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cannot open /dev/ttyS0: Permission denied, but in dialout group

I am trying to use my 9 pin serial port to connect my automotive ECU to my computer (megasquirt controller). I've done this before with Ubuntu 10.04 but now that I've just upgraded to 12.04 it simply ...
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How to paste commands into a TTY?

I have some rather long commands and file paths which I have copied to clipboard and need to execute in a TTY, however the file paths are too long to retype and I would like to just paste them in ...
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How to set unlimited scrolling on a TTY? [duplicate]

On a TTY ( ctrl+alt+f1 to f6 ), I use Shift+page up to scroll up and Shift+page down to scroll down. But the problem is, the scrolling is limited to certain number of lines. How can I get unlimited ...
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How does Ubuntu keep playing sounds through the TTY?

Occasionally, I have some music playing in the background of some of my work. When I switch to a TTY, my music/sounds/whatever continue, provided I'm logged in. How can audio be channeled through a ...
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Hide TTY1 login when using no “quiet splash” as GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT

I want to see the boot messages when starting Ubuntu, so I edited /etc/default/grub and removed the `quiet splash setting: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="" But now after those messages and before ...
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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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Console: Can't type special characters

We have Linux-based computers (Ubuntu 14.04.4) prepared by another company to use their software. We have root password. Those computers has no X Window System. Just consoles. There is a problem with ...
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When I redirect to a “tty” where does it actually go on that “tty”, is it “stdout” or “stderr”

When I execute a command like: echo "Hello" > tty/pts/2 It will print the message on that terminal. Is it redirected to stdout or stderr of that tty?
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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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How to make a device have read/write permissins when pluged?

I have a home-made device and I wrote a program for data acquisition from it. But each time I plug-in the device I have to change the permissions for /dev/ttyACM0, so that the port can be used for ...
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tty1 on monitor A; tty2 on monitor B

This is an odd question and I don't think I would even have a use for it, but; Can I bring up tty1 on one monitor and tty2 on the other, both at the same time?
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Unable to connect to an external board using putty

I was trying to connect for the first time to a board using a Linux OS (I performed this before with Windows). I would like to remark that I have never worked before with external devices issues in ...
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What is the difference between ttyUSB and ttyACM?

I have home made device for measuring night sky brightness (astronomy). I am now writing the program in c for data acquisition and I noticed that on my laptop the device (when connected) gets ttyACM0, ...
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How do I backup my files from TTY login

I mistakenly changed permission recursively, issuing the following command on many files, including /usr/bin/sudo: chown -R $USER:$USER sudo Now I want to reinstall my Ubuntu OS but I need to back ...
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Why can I only access TTY consoles when I'm logged out

I've been experiencing this and it leaves me confused. When I'm logged in ctrl+alt+F[1..6] does nothing. I already made sure they're not disabled in the Xorg config files: grep -i "serverflags" /usr/...
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How to automatically run a program when certain device is pluged in?

I have home made device that connects via USB port and I have made a c++ program for data acquisition from that device. I have modified the /etc/udev/rules.d/50-ttyusb.rules so that the device has ...
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Screen Locks after exiting TTY

I seem to have this problem on my laptop, but not any other of my ubuntu machines. After entering tty and then using control-alt-f1 to re turn back to the gui desktop environment the system will just ...
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Cannot open Ctl+Alt+F1 (or any other F)

When I try to open a TTY terminal, the terminal does not load, and there is a dark purple bar on the top of the screen. When I go back to TTY 7, my primary screen is all messed up, but my secondary ...
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Run a command on GUI (TTY7) on boot/login [duplicate]

I am using an Xenial Xerus minimal Ubuntu install. I want a command ("antimicro") to be run on boot/login (doesn't matter) to map my Bluetooth controller buttons to keyboard keys. The farthest I ...
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Ubuntu stuck in 15.10 upgrade- unable to login in tty1

On way to upgradation from 14.10 to 15.10 , Ubuntu got stucked in a graphics less window. Then after restart can't login - showing login error in tty1. Tried several codes but login error. May be for ...
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How do you use the TTY (without X server) on one screen, and X on the other?

While playing around with Ubuntu, I turned off the window manager. Unable to operate the terminal in xserver, I jumped over to a bash command line (Ctrl-Alt-F1), and relaunched lightdm. After having ...
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Why does overwriting tty1.conf with rc.local cause a “Host SMBus controller not enabled!” hang during boot?

I'm trying to write a new /etc/init/tty1.conf file during boot using a script that /etc/rc.local kicks off. Contents of /etc/rc.local: sh '/etc/first-boot-config.sh' exit 0 Line in first-boot-...
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How to create ubuntu server 16.04 autologin?

Something has changed in server 16.04 LTS, I can't find tty1, but I need to make an auto-login on tty1 (in console mode), in 14.04 LTS I can make this work. I can't find /etc/init/tty1.conf How to, ...
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ttys no longer show release version after 16.04 Update (from 14.04.4)

On Ubuntu 14.04.4 (and previous), there was a message at the top of each tty (1-6) that said Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS $HOST tty1 #or tty2 etc. $HOST login: I upgraded to 16.04 (with sudo do-...
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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 to change screen TTY shows on?

When I open up TTY it shows up on my secondary monitor, which I would like to have it on my primary, how would I change this? thanks. Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 64bit.
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How can I get past login and password request?

I updated my Ubuntu to 15.10 (Wily werewolf). Presently, the screen shows: Ubuntu 15.10 Karaktah7 ttyl Karaktah7 login:_ I set up the name of the computer as Karaktah7. But how can I can get in?
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Exit graphical X session and getting back to TTY

If I start a graphical session (usually Unity Desktop, sometimes XFCE, but a general approach is appreciated) from a TTY using startx, how can I exit this GUI again to get back to my TTY console ...
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How do I disable Virtual Consoles tty[1-6]?

How do I disable switching to virtual terminals (TTYs) using(Ctrl+Alt+F1...F6) in Ubuntu?
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After login, nothing but a black screen

So I tried to install Unity3D and it didn't work out. Each time I started it it would crash. Anyways, I moved on and did some stuff on blender. I switch off my computer and restart it a little later, ...
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Right way for using Serial Port

I want to use a Serial Port within a C-Program. Right my example program runs on my RaspberryPi, but it should do the same at my real Ubuntu-Laptop, if it had a real Serial Port. My example program ...
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tty1 black screen after upgrade to 16.04

I updated 15.10 to 16.04 and now it shows black screen with tty1 instead of desktop. When I run startx it shows desktop but without menu, taskbar, etc.