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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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 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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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 ...
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Filesystem Information shows between Plymouth and Login Screen 16.04

This is by no means a major issue but I thought it was a bit odd. Immediately after the Plymouth splash screen disappears and before the usual Ubuntu login screen appears, a tty style terminal ...
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Strange numer of ttys

I am running Ubuntu MATE, around 16.0, and it has, now, 63 ttys and another dozen secure ttys. I am used to 5 ttys at startup. This is an old machine, but I don't see why that would matter; who needs ...
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How to change keyboard layout in tty?

I have changed the keyboard layout from English (UK) to English (US) via System Settings. But it just works for GUI, the keyboard layout on tty remained unchanged.
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How to switch to a TTY in Virtual Box VM? [duplicate]

I am running an Ubuntu 16.04 VM in VirtualBox 5.0.18 and I need to switch to TTY1, how can this be achieved? Is there a keyboard shortcut to achieve this in the guest session because doing the normal ...
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15.10 boots into TTY

I've updated from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.10, but it boots into a TTY, and not into the login screen. Before booting, it displays a screen with a lot of command lines, the first one being [FAIL] failed to ...
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Block CTRL+ALT+F7 from the local TTY terminal

So I know the: Section "ServerFlags" Option "DontVTSwitch" "true" EndSection But I want something that blocks me from doing Ctrl+Alt+F7 from the TTY (F1-6) forcing users to use sudo chvt to get ...
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Ubuntu boots to tty1

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and it was working but then i rebooted and now it boots to a command line that says tty1 if i press control alt f1 - f8 it goes to tty1 - tty8. How do I fix this
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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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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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TTY Font Resets on Reboot

My TTY font doesn't persist over a reboot. Even after running sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup and choosing a font, if I reboot, it resets to whatever ugly thing the default is. What do I do to ...
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How Can I Change X's TTY

How can I change X's tty from Ctrl-Alt-F7 to another F Key? I have only 4 ttys so I want X on the fifth.
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after install, 15.10 boots to tty instead of desktop

My screen is black and it has the following in the top left corner.: Ubuntu 15.10 martin - desktop tty martin - desktop login: What is happening here and how do I get to my desktop?
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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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Ubuntu 14.04.4 (GNOME) Boots to tty1

First, I have seen this question and also this one regarding the matter, but none really helped me. I ran regular updates on a fresh Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 install, added Texlive 2015, LibreOffice 5.1, ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 boots into TTY after install

Allways shows up Ubuntu 15.10 andreasN1 tty1 AnsreasN1 login: Login incorrect Can not boot from bios
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Can't switch to tty1

From time to time I find it handy to switch away from desktop to a terminal. Recently however I lost the ability to switch vt's using either ctrl-alt-fx and chvt x, where x is anything from 1 to 12. ...
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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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tty screen instead of normal login during 15.1 upgrade

upgrading to version 15.1 the upgrade process stopped and after rebooting the tty01 screen appeared with a login. i can login but don't know what to do next. how to get rid of the tty: and get to the ...
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tty gone, but X session still running

On my laptop, sometimes the tty sessions are gone if I try to switch with Alt-Ctrl-F1. All of them, from tty1 - tty6, show only a black screen, with not even a cursor blinking. A Alt-F7, however, ...
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greeting screen disappearing and cannot access tty

When I start my Laptop I see the lightdm greeting screen, however (regardless of what I do) my screen goes black after some seconds leaving my only with the mouse pointer. I can still interact with ...
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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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iniramfs-tools error to TTY1 login but lost keyboard

New Member, Very new user of RPI and Ubuntu Mate 10.15 I have 5 R-PI's that we used as wallboards I log on to them using putty, each time I log in I get a message saying updates: 3 packages can ...
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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 didn't found the ...
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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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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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14:04 Why my USB Modem Huawei won't displayed as /dev/ttyUSB?

I want to use my modem huawei E153 like chan dongle for my Asterisk, but it is not show like TTYUSB see below the comand dmesg | tail when I put in USB port [ 2861.972140] usb 1-2: new high-speed ...
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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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Why does ctrl + alt + f2 put Thinkpad into a TTY but when docked it puts it to sleep?

When I hit ctrl + alt + f2 on my Thinkpad I get a tty, great. However, when I hit ctrl + alt+ f2 with an external keyboard (MS Natural if it matters) when I am docked it puts me to sleep. What is ...
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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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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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Huawei : unable to open /dev/ttyUSB2: No such file or directory

I'm trying to install Huawei E303 in my Ubuntu 14.04, but it didn't appear in the list /dev/ I tried to unistall and re-install, but not success. See my lsusb root@vitor-pc:/dev# lsusb ...
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After install ati radeaon drivers when I open tty using (Ctrl+Alt+F1) the monitor shuts down

After installing the X.org drivers using the command sudo apt-get install flgrx gksudo or something close - here is a link for the ppa page - when I try any tty from 'F1' to 'F6' the monitor shuts ...
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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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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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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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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 ...