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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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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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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No TTY after installing NVIDIA Driver

When I first installed Ubuntu 14.04, I used the command line to install the nvidia drivers to my computer. Now, if I try to open any of the 6 TTYs, I lose all display and my monitor cuts off until I ...
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How do I get out of Ctrl + Alt + F3? [duplicate]

I pressed Ctrl+Alt+F3 by a mistake and then my computer showed a fullscreen terminal asking for my password and username, How do I get out of that?
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Black screen after booting after installed nvidia drivers

i am a new in ubuntu. So, the problem is, that i have installed nvidia-current drivers on Ubuntu 13.04 on my macbook pro(geforce 320m videocard), and after that, when i am trying to boot, there is a ...
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command line interface (TTY) disapears after 2 seconds

When ever I press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get into the TTY it fades out. For about 2 seconds you see the text all normal then it starts fading out and black screen appears. I can hit Ctrl+Alt+F7 to start the ...
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Need to type in password when I change to tty and back on 14.10

I just upgraded Ubuntu from 14.04 to 14.10. I use autologin for my user, gdm, and gnome. Recently, whenever I switch to tty and then back, it requires me to type in my password four times with a ...
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FGLRX disturbs TTYs and Plymouth graphics

I just installed Ubuntu Trusty on my new SSD, enabling UEFI, which was disabled previously. After the installation finished (and I finally found a workaround for a strange HP UEFI, which denied ...
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ubuntu server 14.04 can't get out of tty

its been 2 days that I am trying to get out of the tty infterface on ubuntu server14.04 with vmware workstation 9. I used the sudo apt-get update and udpate ubuntu desktop all successfull but i still ...
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How to get the default TTY font in Unity?

I have a simple problem, but the solution is rather difficult to find. I would like to use the same TTY font in Ubuntu in my GUI environment. I don't know the name of this font, and I don't know how ...
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14.04 Nvidia Drivers - No TTY / Virtual Terminal / Shell

Using a Dell M4800 with 14.04 and propriety Nvidia Drivers. Cant access tty via Ctrl+Alt+F1/F6 I have updated the Grub line GRUB_GFXMODE= to a compatible resolution and the grub bootloader shows up ...
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ubuntu 14.04 boots to tty1

After I ran regular upgrades on my laptop, I rebooted and it booted right up to tty1. I can type startx to get it to tty7, but unity doesn't show up, so I hit Ctrl+Alt+T to get a terminal and type in ...
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startx, gui on tty7 and sound on tty 1

I just installed ubuntu minimal and fluxbox. I have installed no login manager, so after the system boots, I login in the tty1 and use the startx command to run. After that, if I open Firefox and go ...
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How can I set and get the tty console font? [duplicate]

1.How can I set the font and size of the TTYs? The command: dpkg-reconfigure console-setup allows me to choose certain fonts/sizes that cannot be installed (an error message appears after 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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How to export X Display with Audio?

How can I export my X Display with audio. For example, in tty1 if I put, "startx xmoto -- :1 &", I can play xmoto ok, but have no sound. If I put "xinit -- :1 &"and then put "xmoto &", ...
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Start another GUI on different TTY

For some reason I want to have 2 GUIs open at different TTYs. the commands sudo service lightdm stop/start will stop/create a new GUI at TTY7. but how can I do the same at different TTYs or ...
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Is it possible to display a splash screen when you disable the GUI

On my system I have removed lightdm. When the system starts it attempts to load up tty7 but since it does not have lightdm it is unable to boot up the GUI. So tty7 is the initially loaded which ...
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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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How to disable tty[1-6] in LiveCD?

I made a LiveCD of Ubuntu 14.04 using remastersys, and I want to disable tty[1-6] when boot from my LiveCD. I know how to do that in a local installed system, such as : vi ...
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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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Can't login to tty

I was trying to upgrade my 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. While upgrading, the system suddenly showed a screen saying you system is running in low graphic mode. Now to solve this I wanted to go through the ...
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How to launch GUI app (in Ctrl+Alt+F7) from tty (Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6)

I want to know that how can I launch GUI apps from tty (Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6) into GUI mode (Ctrl+Alt+F7) Sometimes, users having problem with GUI mode like: can login to GUI but Launcher is not working or ...
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How do I get the Matrix theme colors (Lime-Green text over black background) on the TTY?

On the terminal emulator, how do I get the Matrix theme colors (Lime-Green text over black background)? I like the purple a lot, it matches my laptop. But for the terminal, I want green font. How is ...
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what is pts/0 , :0 and attributes before it + ,? etc

While reading about Linux, I got a $ who -a, so before trying that I logged into three of my text terminals (tty1,tty2,tty3) respectively,, and then I came back to X-window (Ctrl + Alt +f7),, then I ...
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Displaying TTY name in Terminal name

I am wanting to know how I can display the TTY a terminal is currently using in the window name of the Terminal. I don't see any options in Terminal Preferences to display such thing on the Terminal ...
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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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On boot, black screen “Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS [name] tty1

When ever I boot up my laptop I get a black screen that says: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS [name] tty1 After letting it sit for a while my laptop boots up into its normal GUI. I'm worried this might turn ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Server: How to switch to installed gui

I've installed a minimal gnome desktop on my ubuntu 14.04 server. How do I switch to it? Right now i'm on the tty. I tried Alt+f7 but it just takes me to a screen with a red cursor flashing in the top ...
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Can't switch to the text mode

I was trying to stop xserver and install accelerated nvidia driver for cuda programming but for some reason when I type ctrl+alt+F1 (or F2-F6) I get "no signal" on my screen and no prompt after that. ...
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command line tty not working (only shows plinking underscore)

I don't know what happened, but since a couple of days tty1 to tty6 only display a blinking underscore! I have tried the following 2 solutions but none worked: First: sudo sed -i -e ...
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Virtualbox Breaks Unity launcher, terminal shortcut disabled, tty mode login incorrect

After I installed VirtualBox my computer went to a crawl and unity was tripping on itself. Nothing worked in the menu bar so I couldnt shut down and had to manually restart the machine. Now every time ...
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14.04.1: USB 1-1.6 device descriptor read/64, error -32 Spam

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro S500. All my USB ports are in use (including the eSATA/USB combo port), with a keyboard, mouse, Logitech G430 Headset, and Lexar USB When in tty#/Ctrl+Alt+F# terminal, ...
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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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Run script in another opened terminal

Is it possible to run a script in another opened terminal? In that case I would need to know all opened ttys. Another case would be, if I'm using SSH to login into a remote host. I would like to run ...
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How can I see tty during shutdown?

The shutdown of my ubuntu 12.04 never terminates. (It's been running for one hour, showing the ubuntu word with the rotating dots below: it's still alive.) Right after I initiate the shutdown, the ...
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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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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 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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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 to find resolution of TTY I'm using?

I can get to a TTY in Ubuntu by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1. Once I'm at a shell in this TTY, how can I find out what is the resolution of this TTY? Note that the GRUB_GFXMODE in my /etc/default/grub file ...
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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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Cant log in to xubuntu -Already tried TTY, Recovery mode-

I'm not very experienced with Xubuntu or linux in general. When I tried to use my pc this morning it prompts me to a login window which is odd because I set it to login without one, although I enter ...
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Bricked - tty mode incorrect, terminal disabled, unity broken

After installing VirtualBox unity seems to be uninstalled.. Launcher and task bar are missing. I can't access terminal from the normal ctrl alt T command. I tried logging into TTY mode but it says my ...
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After some wired flash out, I can't login to wmii any more, how to fix it?

I've been using wmii on Ubuntu14.04(virtual machine on win7) for months. During which, I got pop out to login interface several times due to some wired mouse click action. But today, after I met ...
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(SYSLINUX QUESTION) How to launch command prompt once syslinux boots up [closed]

I have created a bootable USB drive using SYSLINUX I am booting my x86 system correctly. Once system boots I want to stop at console (command prompt) where I can type linux commands (cd etc) and run ...
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Enable COM ports

I have a costume built computer in which I added two extra COM ports. But I don't know the exact name they were given (e.g. ttyS32). I actually tested all 32 found ports in my computer, and non seem ...
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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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dev/ttyS and comand chirp

Trying to use chirp to program with ic208h keep getting error (ould not open port /dev/ttyS0: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/dev/ttyS0') how do I fix this I read 2 other post about this but couldn't ...