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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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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Permanent permission for /dev/ttyS0

i have the exact same problem as this post but even after adding the user to dialout group the problem stands . the problem is i have to run the command : sudo chmod 666 /dev/ttyS0 every time ...
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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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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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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 ...
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14.04 Log-in screen loops when trying to log in to any account

Whenever I try to log in to any account my 14.04 PC, the log-in screen returns to the log-in screen as soon as I log in. It flashes for a second, like it's going to go to the desktop, but then it just ...
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What should I do about seeing the message “/boot/config-3.2.0-74-generic: No such file or directory”?

I have seen some odd error messages about missing files after running sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y flashplugin-installer Specifically that some config file in /boot/ was ...
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Why does GDM start in TTY2 and TTY7

I have Ubuntu 15.04 and GNOME 3.16 installed. This PPAs are enabled: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gnome3-team/gnome3-staging/ubuntu vivid main deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gnome3-team/gnome3/ubuntu ...
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How do I get a shell window in GUI from TTY1?

If I drop to a hard shell (TTY1) I know I can trigger stuff by starting DISPLAY=:0 ... and switch back to see it running. How would I trigger a shell window this way? Specifically what goes where the ...
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How can I take a screenshot of an application running in a TTY without framebuffering enabled?

As the title says, I have an application that I need to run in a TTY. I also need to take a screenshot of it while it's running. How can I take a screenshot of an application running in a TTY without ...
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Can I emulate graphical DOS applications inside a TTY?

Can I play DOS games inside a hard terminal (like the ones that open with Control+Alt+F1)? I want to be able to close the Xsession because the PC I'm doing this is on is really slow. The PC has ...
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/bin/sh: 0: can't access tty; job control turned off [closed]

I'm building a custom image to run on a simulator. the kernel boots fine and everything but generates this warning: /bin/sh: 0: can't access tty; job control turned off and the terminal does not ...
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Can't log in: Can I get files using tty1? [duplicate]

My Ubuntu wont log in. If I type a correct password it just goes to a blank unity wallpaper and back to the log in screen. Funny It's being buggy when I decide to switch back to windows after a month ...
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Restart xfce from tty1

I am new to xubuntu, somtimes my xfce desktop crashes, and I can only use tty1 from command line. I want to know how can I restart my xfce in tty7 from tty1? I've googled it, but still found the ...
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tty login fails without any error message

When I try to log in via tty (Ctrl+Alt+FX) I get a prompt, e.g.: laboratory login: I can then type in the username and press enter but it immediately resets to the same prompt, with no error ...
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Stuck on splash screen on boot, can't type into tty terminal

After some upgrades (I believe it was for Ubuntu 12.04, wasn't me that ran the upgrade), the boot process became stuck on the splash screen (purple, dots moving along). Presuming the desktop manager ...
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Screen Resolution of a Command Line Terminal?

I have disabled the automatic boot into Unity and am booting into a CLI tty with a login shell. While running the CLI login shell the screen resolution is fairly low and only utilizes a tiny portion ...
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Switching from TTY to GUI logs user out

When I try switching back to GUI from TTY, I have to login again, and most of the stuff I had running on GUI before is now gone. Is this usual behavior? How do I get it to keep my work? Possibly ...
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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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Can't Access Terminal, Menus or Sidebar

I posted a while ago with this problem: 14.10 Upgrade: No access to menus or sidebar, which I cannot find a workaround, especially as I can't access the Terminal via Ctrl Alt T, and none of the ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 crashed cannot login using the GUI

I just tried to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 and as it got to point of deleting old packages, the process got stuck, basically there was a pop up box that disappeared so I had to restart. Now I see ...
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Can't find ttyUSB in /dev after connecting my USB dongle

I'm desperately trying to connect a 3G dongle to Ubuntu 12.04. Unfortunately every time I try to connect (using wvdial) I'm met with the message Cannot open /dev/ttyUSB0: No such file or directory I ...
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Blurry tty with nvidia drivers

I recently upgraded my computer, and after installing the latest Ubuntu there, have found an issue. I'm using the latest nvidia drivers (nvidia-346) from xorg-edgers ppa, along with a GTX 970 gpu. ...
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1600x900 TTY resolution in Ubuntu 14.04 using Virtual Box

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in Virtual Box. I want to use 1600x900 resolution in TTY terminals. I understood that changing the value of GRUB_GFXMODE to the required resolution in /etc/default/grub ...
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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 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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What to do when Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6 fails?

Sometimes, while I'm working with my machine, my screen freezes. Most of the times, giving Ctrl+Alt+F1 and then Ctrl+Alt+F7 fixes the problem without any further action. Even if it doesn't, I can ...
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Terminal (Ctrl+alt+F1-6) text colour

Is it possible to change the default foreground text coulour in the F1-F6 Terminals or the machines bios colour. I Love Green on Black and change it in the konsole/uxterm/Term ect as soon as I install ...
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Setup virtual serial ports (Linux null modem emulator) using tty0tty

I want to setup virtual serial port emulator in Linux. I want the ports to be permanent, so that I can use them every time I restart. I tried using socat for that purpose as in this way, socat -d -d ...
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What's the shell session?

What's the shell session ? job seems like a process, is it? Can one shell prompt can manage multple shell sessions ?
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How to enlarge the tty window in Ubuntu server 14 under vmware player?

I'm running a headless server under vmware and the tty window is too small, maybe 800x600. I have installed the vmware tools, but the tools seems to have bugs, so the full screen mode seems buggy ...
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Ubuntu freezes abruptly. I have to switch over to one of the tty and then back to tty7 in order to unfreeze it. How can I solve the problem?

I use ubuntu 14.04 on Asus X552CL. (i3/4GB ram/1.8Ghz/1GB graphic card). I didn't face this problem earlier. However, it started occurring frequently since this week. Major changes that I did this ...
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Kubuntu's TTY resolution too low after installing nvidia-current

After installing Kubuntu on a Notebook with GeForce Go 6100 graphics card, the tty's were working correctly, but the KDE desktop wouldn't display anything correctly. After installing the nVidia driver ...
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Accessing tty1 through 6 takes unreasonably long

When I try to switch from the X session (tty7), it takes very long. Once in tty1-6, going to tty1-7 is instant. It feels as if the time a tty7 -> ttyX switch takes was a function: tty7 -> ttyX ...
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Resetting the USB modem data port(ATDT port)

Actually i want to do reconnect in USB-Modem - i.e Once pdp session is established with modem using sequence of AT commands (like AT+CGATT,ATDT etc), I am trying to reestablish the connection after ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 keeps booting to tty1

I was trying to install xdmx & the last thing that I did was deleting the ~/.XAuthority* files since I was getting error in locking authority file. On rebooting, I found myself on this screen. I ...
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v86d not installing correctly?

I have it installed and have tried reinstalling it, yet it's commands nor it's directory exist. Not sure what else to do, I need this installed in order to have tty at any decent resolution.
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Can't view output in tty. (Ctrl+alt+f1 to f6 don't work, and display a black screen).

I recently noticed that there was a kernel warning saying that the nvidia driver wasn't compatible with booting into a video mode terminal, so I edited /etc/default/grub, to make it boot into a text ...
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How do I get information from the logs on my computer when I only have access to the command line?

For various reasons I can no longer access my graphical desktop, and can only login via a tty (Ctrl+Alt+F1 through F6 by default). To help diagnose and solve my problem I need to look through the ...
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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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vim Different configuration in tty1-6 from tty7

The default configuration for vim seems to be different for tty7. When I open a terminal in the default gui on tty7 and start vim I can hold shift and press the left or right arrows to move the cursor ...
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sudo : tty not found

This has been a very recent problem. Every time I log into my user session, a dialog box pops up saying: sudo: tty not found and no askpass program specified It also says that the user session is ...
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How do I fix black screen when switching to tty?

When I use ctr + alt + f1 to use the command line from the login screen (or anywhere for that matter), I get a black screen and cannot get anything to appear on-screen other than that I am able to ...
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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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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 ...