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 can I set and get the tty console font?

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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Terminal TTY Ctrl-Alt-F# not working, only prints junk characters

I'm not sure what I pressed to mess this up. I was on tty1, but it doesn't look like I'm on tty1 anymore. When I press any key on the terminal it just prints weird letters. Pressing Ctrl-Alt-F1 ...
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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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connect-debounce spam on TTY and system suspend

The below output from dmesg shows the same thing I see when I ctrl+alt+F1, if is stop lightdm and sometimes if I suspend the machine. [ 615.128020] hub 1-0:1.0: connect-debounce failed, port 2 ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 TTY wont open

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I am trying to open a TTY screen, but when I press Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6, the only thing that happens is the mouse cursor disappears, nothing else no black screen. If ...
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Run KVM guest from tty

I would like to run a KVM guest from a tty without any X server or graphical elements running. What command do I use to do this if it's possible? Will running the command give different results in ...
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Lubuntu VM broken - X does not start and tty's do not allow commands

I'm running Lubuntu 12.04 in a VM under VMWare on Windows 7. After the last reboot, my X does not start, and any attempts to log in to tty's result in no command prompt being opened. Is there anyway ...
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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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How to install different desktop managers on different tty

How do I install different desktop managers like Unity, KDE, XFCE etc in different ttys so that I could toggle them using CtrlAlt+F N, where N is 4,5,6 etc. In this answer I got the hint of such ...
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black tty screens

I get black tty screens when I hit Ctrl-Alt-F1. I already read all other similar questions but I can't seem to find a suitable solution. Here is my setup. I have a fairly new laptop (Jan 2013, Asus ...
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Boot to tty2 on start

On Ubuntu 12.04 I had a server with no GDM. I want to boot to tty2 on start up. What would I put into rc.local? Note* I do not have grub tty1: start on stopped rc RUNLEVEL=[2345] and ( ...
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Switching from one tty to another terminates X server

I would like to login two users to my pc. One user is on TTY6 and the other is on TTY7. I login the second user in tty6 and type startx to start desktop environment. Whenever I switch to the default ...
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How do I change tty / text console resolution without rebooting?

fbset is not an option. It doesn't apply any change "live". Also, fbset is not even useful. It looks like it's only going to display current settings.
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Serial Ports Not Working

I am having issues getting my console DB9 serial ports to work on an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS machine. I have a Megabyte motherboard, an Intel Pentium processor, and a 2-port DB9 serial card. I am ...
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Stopping output to /dev/tty

I have to use a compiled program on a shared system which outputs a line on startup by opening /dev/tty and writing to that. This means the output is not on standard error or standard out. > 2> or ...
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Looking for only-tty iso image

I would like to know if there is a mini iso image that contains only the system, not the graphical environment. It just want the tty, like ttylinux ( but ubuntu kernel ) I am thinking that i do not ...
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rs232 to usb not working

I have a konig rs232 serial to usb adapter (no FTDI chip), but when I try to connect to a cisco switch/router (via Putty, screen, minicom....), sometimes it just shows nothing (But it is connected ...
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How to make lightdm use tty6 instead of tty1?

I am using Ubuntu Desktop 13.10 amd64 for iMac. When the system boots up, lightdm loads gnome and hence occupies the first virtual terminal (tty1). This is the default behavior after installation. ...
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How to switch desktop layout from tty before startx?

I would like to login with the same user in another tty, but each tty should have different desktop environment like KDE and LXDE. How can I use tty to start X server by providing the desktop type?
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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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ctrl+alt+F1 shows on wrong display

I have dual displays: a monitor and a projector. Whenever I want to go to Ctrl+Alt+F1, the TTY is displayed not on my monitor, but instead it is displayed through the projector on the wall. The ...
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Terminfo definitions don't work?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a run-of-the-mill Dell desktop computer. I have a Wyse WY-60 serial terminal hooked up to the serial port (ttyS0). When the terminal is in VT100 emulation mode, and ...
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How to play videos (with sound) on another X session?

I normally use tty7 (the default X session) for playing games by running them directly from lightdm, thus not loading unity to save resources. I sometimes need to use a web browser while I'm playing, ...
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Cannot Login to My Machine Using the *Right* Password

Here are the facts: I ran some stress-tests last night. I forgot to reset the logs to minimal. When I got this morning, I saw that hard drive is full /dev/sda1. Cleaned up the large file (350GB). ...
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fbset does nothing

I can't change tty resolution/mode by running fbset. No matter what mode or geometry I use (correct syntax, I even referred to /etc/fb.modes), it simply shows no output and it doesn't change ...
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How to get terminal input from keyboard, but output to serial port?

The ARM board computer I am currently working on does not have a working framebuffer terminal due to a buggy kernel. I have managed to follow the instructions at ...
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TTY1 Doesnt work

When the system starts up it shows all of the processes starting but it stops at Starting CUPS printing spooler/server What fails to start up GNOME Display Manager [Fail] Im not sure if ...
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How to stop erratic output in TTY1~6?

Whenever I try to log in and type my password, the console starts to output ^@ every split second, and it makes my entry invalid. I don't know why this happens, sometimes it "fixes itself" so I can ...
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How to save the contents of unlogged console screen to a file?

I'm on a tty, with a lots of command inputs, bulk of verbose their output, and some error messages. Now I have to get all those stdin/stdout/stderr texts, in the format displayed in the console ...
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backup valuable files in ctl+alt+F1

I'm having an issue with Unity not loading after I log in upon booting. All I get is my desktop background and a cursor, no top bar, no dash. I can't use any keyboard shortcuts (other than ...
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Can't login my account in Ubuntu 14.04. after ZSNES emulator froze. Guest season works fine

I've played the zsnes emulator and the game froze after one hour. Since nothing else worked besides ctrl+alt+f1 I had to reboot the system. After trying to access my account from the login screen it ...
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System stuck in tty mode

I was stuck at this problem (though I am still stuck at it). I boot in recovery mode and then choose the option "continue as normal boot". Then I get stuck in tty mode. When I exit from it ...
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I cannot log in to my computer from GNOME login session, but can from tty

Help! Something really terrible just happened a few hours ago... First, I entered my password as the picture below , after pressing ENTER, it would show some information in terminal , and then ...
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Teamviewer WakeOnLAN tty

I have an old ThinkPad in the kitchen - let's call it "Kitchen" - with Ubuntu 12.04 and Teamviewer latest version installed. Teamviewer 9 latest version allows WakeOnLAN and I can "wake" Kitchen from ...
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How to remotely view tty1 stdout at pts/0 where the command runs?

Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy) is running inside a Parallels Desktop version 8 for Mac virtual machine (KVM) and has telnet installed for remote access. To remotely access Ubuntu, the Mac terminal application ...
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grub and tty display incorrectly on Ubuntu 12.04

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 x64 desktop edition. Previously it works fine, but just now I found that there is a while screen with some black dots when I log off. Then I found that all the grub, tty, and ...
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Stuck in TTY, lightdm error?

Im running Ubuntu 12.04 on virtualbox. I just updated to the latest version of virtual box, reinstalled any new guest additions, and all hell broke loose. Fist Ubuntu would restart in what I later ...
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Increase more than 18 the font size in all tty?

In this post appear the is only possible to use number 18 in all tty, but I want to increase more than this, like this image below ![fedora core][2] Is possible to make exactly equal?
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Unable to type in tty Ubuntu 13.10

When I Ctrl-Alt-F1 while in the desktop, I can access a tty screen; however, I cannot type anything into the log in prompt - as if the keyboard no longer works. I can, however, revert to the desktop ...
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Questions about behaviour of running LiveCD after unmounting a CD-ROM

Could anyone explain what happens in system after unplugging CD-ROM during working with LiveCD session? Suppose that I'm using Ubuntu LiveCD and suddenly by accident the CD-ROM disconnect for a ...
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full screen tty for Virtualbox

I have 13.10 as a guest on Virtualbox 4.3.6 on Vista. I can't afford to have a DE because of my graphically pathetic laptop or whatever the cause is, so I just thought I have plain TTY's to work with. ...
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Blank console after fresh install of 12.04.03

I have seen this question asked a number of times but none of the answers I've tried work for me. I've seen answers about Plymouth, about GRUB, and about VESA drivers so I screwed with all of that ...
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External monitor only works during login

Recently my laptop screen broke, so I removed the hinges from laptop and bought external monitor. Now my laptop boots into login screen [via VGA] cable into the monitor, but as soon as I login, the ...
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Electronics HL-340 USB-Serial adapter

I need a little help installing a program called Allflex. To install the same I need to assign the USB port to COM1 first installed the program by wine, and ran the command: $ dmesg $ COM1=/dev/ttyS0 ...
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How can I choose a certain TTY color?

I know this table: [code] if [ "$TERM" = "linux" ]; then echo -en "\e]P0232323" #black echo -en "\e]P82B2B2B" #darkgrey echo -en "\e]P1D75F5F" #darkred echo -en "\e]P9E33636" #red echo -en ...
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Is there any way to get tty than ctrl + alt + F(1-6)?

After upgrade to 12.10 from 12.04, my Ubuntu freeze at black screen, I know because my AMD/ATI driver is broken and need to be reinstall. But I can not go to tty with Ctrl + Alt + F(1-6) method, so I ...
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Can't access tty Error

I'm trying to boot up my ubuntu system from a live CD but it shows an error can't access tty job control turned off then it waits for me to enter commands how do I solve this ??
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Is it possible to attach to a tty that was started via desktop?

I sometimes find myself in a situation where it might be useful to see some programs terminal output, or even enter some commands. But when I start these programs via desktop, there is no Terminal to ...
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xOrg (Upstart) starts on wrong TTY

currently I'm developing on a little project consisting fully automated computer. I installed the Ubuntu server edition to get a very clean installation and installed xOrg, dwm etc. on it. Afterwards ...
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Change grub and tty resolution to 2560x1440 (framebuffer)

I upgraded my old 1920x1200 to a new 2560x1440 Dell U2713HM and it works great in xserver but I cant get the grub and tty's to use it :( The strange thing is that when I run sudo hwinfo --framebuffer ...