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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tty disappears after the motherboard changed

I had used Ubuntu 14.04 x64 bit for months until one day the old motherboard of my old computer irreversibly crashed. I had to replace the motherboard which required to replace the processor as well. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to login from text based or graphics based TTY

I am on Ubuntu 15.4 with plain old boring Unity. I am having the exact same problem as this user describes, where entering my password will cause the screen to go black before reloading back at the ...
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Passing Strings to /bin/login

I'm in the process of creating a login wrapper for /bin/login so that when you boot Linux you get a TUI Login instead of the bland login on the tty console. This will be just a bash script for this ...
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Is it possible to rotate the TTY1 console screen without X support?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS booting directly to tty1. The machine is an Intel NUC with a Core i5 + iGPU, display connected through Display Port. As far as I can tell, it does not have any graphical ...
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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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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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Strange behavior of Ubuntu 14.10

I've installed Ubuntu 14.10 (not upgraded) and got some troubles. First, it lags (12.04 didn't) sometimes. Second, when I reboot or shutdown the laptop, Ubuntu doesn't do it. Instead, there's a ...
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How to prevent kernel or any broadcast messages from flooding the TTYs?

Is there a way to stop the ttys from being flooded by the kernel messages? The display shows a continuous stream of messages (which are also logged in the /var/log directory). Every text I key in ...
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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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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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Ubuntu desktop not showing

When I opened ubuntu for the first time, it installed successfully. But every time I want to boot it. Ubuntu opens a command line instead of the desktop. I searched on the internet for commands but ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: C++ Program -> Broken Pipe -> Cannot get past Tty1

While I was running a C++ program (it involved SDL), the computer completely froze up; control C didn't work, and escape didn't work (I had it programmed that escape would close the program). So, ...
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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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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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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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Can't switch to TTY / virtual console, 14.04

Running Ubuntu 14.04 on a 2008 MBP (3,1). Dual booting with rEFInd. Pressing CTRL+ALT+F# does nothing at the greeter or once logged in. I have nomodeset in grub, if I remove it I can't get ubuntu to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 suddenly only boots into tty1

I've read through about 20+ threads where others had the same thing happen, however NONE of the solutions I found worked for me. Some were not even possible to try or didn't apply. I'm really stuck ...
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2 users logged-in, it makes 2 graphic virtual terminals, only first one has TouchPad

please, I can't get googled it up. On my laptop dell 17r 5737 I have installed trusty with all upgrades and dist-upgrades. We have two user accounts. When we are both logged in, only the first one ...
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Can't use shift + key and ctrl + key key combinations in NDN (Necromancer' Dos Nav) and MC ubuntu/KDE plasma 5

I would like to use Necromancer's Dos Navigator on Ubuntu/KDE plasma 5 15.04 vivid, 3.19.8. NDN: http://ndn.muxe.com/ I have tried at least the following terminal emulators: konsole terminator tilda ...
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How to switch ubuntu in CUI and GUI mode (for memory saving)?

I installed ubuntu 14 desktop version with VMWare Fusion on my mac, as I need to execute some linux binaries on mac. The issue is that ubuntu itself occupies almost 1G bytes of memory with the GUI. I ...
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Everything except GUI is black

Since I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, I have many problems on it (that I don't have on Debian 8) Indeed, when I switch to TTY with CTRL + ALT + F(1-6), I get a black screen, same problem when ...
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Problem with booting

I have next problem. I had PC with two hard drives. First one (sda) was with WinXP, second one (sdb) - with Ubuntu 12.04. Then I took second hard disk and installed it in another PC (it has the same ...
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TTY Pause Review

During boot and shutdown lately, in Ubuntu 15.04 I seem to be in TTY screen (not my choice) and occasionally see a bit of red print, error, or other noteworthy script go flashing by to fast to ...
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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 15.03. I have consulted these sources: ChangeTTYResolution Higher resolution when switching to tty ...
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Managing external monitor resolution on TTY

I have a Lenovo E540 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 with Kubuntu-Desktop installed. A second monitor is almost always plugged into the HDMI slot and I can set up the resolution just fine to be 1360x768 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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autostart rc.local 2>&1 redirect, 'open /dev/tty: No such device or address'

I'm trying to execute this command with rc.local: wget http://address/file -P /root/ 2>&1 | stdbuf -o0 awk '/[.] +[0-9][0-9]?[0-9]?%/ { print substr($0,63,3) }' | whiptail --gauge "Progress" 6 ...
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Two step verification in linux login

I am using this to enable google authenticator for two step verification. According to this method we set google authenticator module in lightdm. If user don't login with lightdm and use tty this ...
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Desktop screen stops responding unless I switch to terminal screens

I seem to be running into a very strange issue that I cannot pin down or find the answer to, mainly because I can seem to describe the issue properly to search. Here are the symptoms. At some point ...
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Mouse pointer visible in tty

I have a strange bug whenever I open up a tty terminal. A mouse pointer is always visible somewhere towards the lower left corner of my screen. I want to get rid of it because it starts to get ...
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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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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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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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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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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. ...