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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Logkeys keylogger not working on Ubuntu box in Vagrant; appears to not see keyboard events

I'm trying to get logkeys to work on an "ubuntu/precise64" Vagrant box for a work project, but nothing is getting logged. I've spent several hours reading and trying to track down the issue. The ...
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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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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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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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Which serial com port I have

I run ubuntu on virtual machine. Serial com1 is connected to virtual machine. Need to know which tty is connected to com1. ll /sys/class/tty/*/device/driver gives lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Jan 22 ...
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How do I log all input and output in a terminal session?

How do I keep logs of all the work done via terminal? For example, I want a record of all the work done on database via terminal.
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Why does ctrl + alt + f2 put Thinkpad into a TTY but when docked it puts it to sleep?

When I hit ctrl + f2 on my Thinkpad I get a tty, great. However, when I hit ctrl + f2 with an external keyboard (MS Natural if it matters) when I am docked it puts me to sleep. What is going on ...
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How can I change the TTY colors?

How can I change the standard 8 colors (16 if you count the bright versions) that are used in the various TTYs in Ubuntu 12.04? I'm not talking about the Terminal or XTerm applications, I'm talking ...
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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 - 6), and the screen remains blank. I'm tried all 6 tty instances and the results ...
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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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Why so many Virtual consoles?

What is the reason for having so many virtual consoles? I would understand if there was one in case the GUI crashes but 6 more besides the default? What are they for? I even see no usage for any of ...
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Fully encrypted system boots to Terminal login instead of GUI

When I switch on computer, because I have it encrypted, it always first asks for my passphrase in the GUI. I enter the phrase, then still in the GUI it normally asks for my password, and goes to the ...
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Adding new X session on vt8 results in black screen

I'm trying to add another X session on vt8, for testing a window manager under different conditions without interfering with my regular session. I've done this in the past by simply running startx -- ...
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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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tty1 displays the wrong OS

When I press CtrlAltF1 to enter into the tty, it displays the wrong Operation System. I am running Ubuntu 14.04, but it displays Trisquel GNU/Linux 6.0.1 cahultrabook tty1. I entered lsb_release -a ...
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Individual configuration files for different ttys Ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

I recently uninstalled lightdm and wanted to configure an automatic login on startup on tty1 only. I'm running 15.10 and the /etc/init/ttyN.conf files seem to have been replaced or removed. I could ...
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Laptop sort of freezes during overnight playback using VLC

I'm not sure if this is a VLC or Ubuntu issue. I generally leave VLC playing overnight with a long playlist of files playing from my local NAS. More often than not, I'll wake up in the morning and ...
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failsafeX error: Screen not found; tty1 exits in miliseconds

I installed Nvidia 358 or 352 driver (a .run file from Nvidia website) on Ubuntu 15.10 running on GeForce 840M and now the system does not start after first shutdown. I get the error The master ...
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What sudo will fix this tty1?

tty1: 20.472975 xhci_hcd 0000:02:00.0: Stopped the command ring failed, maybe the host is dead Stopped the command ring failed, maybe the host is dead Abort command ring failed HC died; claning up usb ...
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Retrieve site that uses cookies on virtual-console/tty

I want to have a handy function in my .bashrc that prints some weather information on virtual-console/tty instead of using an out-of-the-box applet. The hints from Weather from Terminal doesn't work ...
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App like DOS navigator for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Dos Navigator was a very popular file manager for DOS / old Win. Something like Like Norton Commander, but waaay better in terms of feature support, and especially usability/UI. I was wondering if ...
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Cannot login to tty / Login incorrect / Unity Launcher and Menu Bar disappeared in 14.04

I'm facing the same (or similar) issue as described here: Unity Launcher and Menu Bar disappeared in 14.04 Unfortunately I cannot try the provided solution (http://askubuntu.com/a/476623), as I fail ...
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Unity unresponsive after login; restarting Unity from tty works

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on an older machine. After login, Unity becomes unresponsive. I can move the cursor, but no keyboard command or click seems to have any effect. Moving to tty and ...
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How can I customize a full-screen console background (TTY)?

I used to use full-screen consoles (those opened with Ctrl+Alt+F1...F6) actively and have come to an idea that I would like to try decorating it with a "wallpaper" of a sort (a rather dark and ...
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PATH is unsetted in console mode

I have a login loop problem so I tried to use the command mode CTRL+ALT+F1 and the problem is that all the classic commands won't work and I feel like that is the root of the problem. When I open the ...
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how to make putty ssh connection never to timeout when user is idle?

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 server I bought, if I connect with putty using ssh and a sudoer user putty gets disconnected by the server after some time if I am idle How do I configure Ubuntu to keep this ...
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How to take a screenshot of a TTY while unable to execute code in it? [duplicate]

I want to run something in one TTY and then take a screenshot of it from another TTY (because it won't let me run something else in the same TTY that I am running the thing in that I want to take the ...
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I accidentally hit Ctl Alt F<num>. How do I return to the GUI? [duplicate]

I'm using 12.04, I accidentally used Ctl-Alt-F9 and got a black full screen with command line cursor (Terminal). How can I go back to the normal Unity screen?
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Ctrl+Alt+F[1-12] don't switch to TTY

After I installed my new keyboard, I discovered that pressing Ctrl+Alt+Fn keys no longer brings me to the tty screens(nothing happens), but sudo chvt 1 in the terminal emulator can start the tty. ...
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How can I enter the '€' (Euro symbol) in the TTY?

I'm currently stuck in a login-screen loop after I installed Ubuntu Mate environment. I know a solution to fix it but get stuck in TTY because I can't enter a € symbol. How can I enter one into the ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu via Terminal

I've currently encountered some issues with ubuntu causing me to be stuck in tty mode. I already tried fixing the issue but since I'm not sure of what really happened for this issue to occur I now ...
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Why can't I switch back to the desktop after using a TTY?

I have pressed Ctrl+Alt+F1 and then I have pressed Ctrl+Alt+F7, but it doesn't come back to the graphical interface. What should I do?
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Can a user log in via tty1 from remote?

I rented this cloud server, and it is kind of hacked recently. I can see a suspicious user logged in via tty. leetom@S152:~$ last -x ayn1 ayn1 tty1 Wed Oct 28 18:59 - ...
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APCI Probe Failed after an unexpected shutdown while upgrading from Ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10?

An unexpected power off occurred during update from Ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10 When I restarted the computer won't boot in GUI mode, but directly into tty1 I'm able to use the command line from there, but ...
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ttyUSB not available in ubuntu 14.04

I want to write a basic serial pc to usb communication program in linux,for this purpose i listed all the files under dev.I am not able to find ttyUSB. what should i do?.please do help me as i am new ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 tty out of range

I have a newly installed 14.04 32bit desktop system. Worked fine under windows for years. The mb has a builtin ATI RageXL 8MB PCI Graphic Controller. First install attempt was with 32bit server but ...
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cannot open terminals in ubuntu 15.10 with CTRL+ALT+Fn keys

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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Boots into Freezed tty screen on boot after upgrade to ubuntu 15.10

I upgraded from from ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10. after upgrade it prompted me to restart. But on restart the system booted to a splash screen then to a black screen where it showed "error LSB start ntp". ...
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Can't enter password for luks disk encryption after nvidia drivers installed

I've just done a fresh install of 15.10. After installing the nvidia drivers for my quadro 600, I was able to improve the tty resolution by setting: GRUB_GFXMODE=1024x768 GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=keep ...
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Blank screen with only an underscore after ~20 minutes of inactivity

Hey I keep on getting this blank screen whenever I leave and come back to my computer. I thought it was a xscreensaver problem so I purged it. That didn't work. If I want to get back into my computer ...
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How do I change back to my X-session (GUI) tty?

My screensaver unlock screen got frozen, and fishing around I found that I could use CtrlAltF2 to switch tty's and get a (text only) terminal login. The helpful pages that mentioned this, didn't ...
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how can we configure everything for rotated screen?

A question that i think not many people asked: how can we have everything (grub and refind, tty, plymouth, lightdm, window managers, etc.) configured for rotated screens? (specially just one rotated ...
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System crashed after changing permission of /usr/share in ubuntu 14.04LTS

what Happened - I installed audacity (programme) through command line. Help file was missing. I download zip file. Came to know that this file has to be stored in /usr/share folder. When I tried to ...
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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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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 15.04. I have consulted these sources: ChangeTTYResolution Higher resolution when switching to tty ...
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how to login a tty at startup

I want to execute some command on special tty (for example tty2) in my Linux startup so every time the system reboots this commands execute on that tty. I used this link to do : ...
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change the size of ttys [duplicate]

Is there any way so I can change the height and width of tty consoles? As you know they are fixed size and I want to run a program on them which is bigger than their size. Thanks in advances.
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How do I allow a non-default user to use serial device ttyUSB0?

I have an Ubuntu 11.10 system with 2 users: The first was created during the installation The second instead was created after. It belongs to the sudoers group. Now the problem is that when the ...
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Can't shutdown Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I've been away for a few weeks, and after I've logged in, I've updated my system to the latest updates, as normal. However, now I can't shut down any more. Every time I try, I ...
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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 ...