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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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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How does Ubuntu keep playing sounds through the TTY?

Occasionally, I have some music playing in the background of some of my work. When I switch to a TTY, my music/sounds/whatever continue, provided I'm logged in. How can audio be channeled through a ...
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How to automatically run a program when certain device is pluged in?

I have home made device that connects via USB port and I have made a c++ program for data acquisition from that device. I have modified the /etc/udev/rules.d/50-ttyusb.rules so that the device has ...
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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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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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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 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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What is the difference between ttyUSB and ttyACM?

I have home made device for measuring night sky brightness (astronomy). I am now writing the program in c for data acquisition and I noticed that on my laptop the device (when connected) gets ttyACM0, ...
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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 ( 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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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 access any tty terminal

I log on to the GUI. I am unable to access terminals 1,2,3,5,6 using ctrl-alt-Fx. The only terminal I CAN access is tty4 ( ctrl alt F4). When I do, I can access it as normal, but am unable to revert ...
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“incorrect login” come at virtual console at the time of trying to fix “nothing appeared issue after login” at ubuntu 16.04

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in dual boot along with Windows 10. Everything worked fine. But, today after applying software update and reboot, when I type password at login screen and hit Enter, ...
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Console: Can't type special characters

We have Linux-based computers (Ubuntu 14.04.4) prepared by another company to use their software. We have root password. Those computers has no X Window System. Just consoles. There is a problem with ...
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How to change screen TTY shows on?

When I open up TTY it shows up on my secondary monitor, which I would like to have it on my primary, how would I change this? thanks. Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 64bit.
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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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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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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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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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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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Why can't I switch back to the desktop after using a TTY?

I have pressed Ctrl+Alt+F1 and then I have pressed Ctrl+Alt+F7, but it doesn't come back to the graphical interface. What should I do?
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ttyUSB not available in ubuntu 14.04

I want to write a basic serial pc to usb communication program in linux,for this purpose i listed all the files under dev.I am not able to find ttyUSB. what should i do?.please do help me as i am new ...
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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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No taskbar, tty incorrect login

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04. I've just installed libfolks25 and it had to restart a few services to complete installation. Once it restarted and rebooted the system, the taskbar and Unity sidebar have now ...
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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 laptop,...
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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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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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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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How to modify or Map the terminals (tty ) in ubuntu?

I have an Touch driver application running in TTY3 terminal and when exit from this terminal and expecting to go to TTY2 terminal . But it is switching to TTY5 login terminal. How to modify the ...
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Check files, fix damaged and restore missing files, 14.04

During process of fixing login issue, sometimes various error messages has been shown in TTY and on GUI desktop, one of the last: op Sorry, Ubuntu 14.04 has experienced an internal error. ...
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Capturing audit log from auditctl based on the tty type

I am trying to capture all the commands executed by the user using auditctl -a exit,always -S execve. But i want to filter out the background process from this log. I can do this by removing logs with ...
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How exit from tty4 terminal without using Alt+SysRq+B to exit?

How exit from tty4 terminal without using Alt+SysRq+B(reset) to exit? Command Ctrl+Alt+F7 worked for some period, then stopped working, possibly after upgrade system, don't know. Ubuntu 14.04LTS
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Auditing device files using auditd daemon

I am trying to see what commands are typed in my terminal and serial port. For that I am using auditd daemon which helps me in auditing files. I thought of a creating audit rules on /dev/tty and /dev/...
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Remnants of Runlevel 5 when I drop down to Runlevel 3

I changed my VBoxed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 to boot to the multi-user.target by creating a symlink of multi-user.target as /etc/systemd/system/default.target. When I want to go up to the GUI, I just run ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 occasionally hangs with screen off after switching TTYs or turning screen off for inactivity

Sometimes when I switch TTYs (also while switching between logged in users) or after the screen darkened and turned off, my screen goes/stays in standby mode and does no longer wake up. Actually the ...
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Unable to connect to an external board using putty

I was trying to connect for the first time to a board using a Linux OS (I performed this before with Windows). I would like to remark that I have never worked before with external devices issues in ...
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Why can I only access TTY consoles when I'm logged out

I've been experiencing this and it leaves me confused. When I'm logged in ctrl+alt+F[1..6] does nothing. I already made sure they're not disabled in the Xorg config files: grep -i "serverflags" /usr/...
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Screen Locks after exiting TTY

I seem to have this problem on my laptop, but not any other of my ubuntu machines. After entering tty and then using control-alt-f1 to re turn back to the gui desktop environment the system will just ...
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Cannot open Ctl+Alt+F1 (or any other F)

When I try to open a TTY terminal, the terminal does not load, and there is a dark purple bar on the top of the screen. When I go back to TTY 7, my primary screen is all messed up, but my secondary ...
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Ubuntu stuck in 15.10 upgrade- unable to login in tty1

On way to upgradation from 14.10 to 15.10 , Ubuntu got stucked in a graphics less window. Then after restart can't login - showing login error in tty1. Tried several codes but login error. May be for ...
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Right way for using Serial Port

I want to use a Serial Port within a C-Program. Right my example program runs on my RaspberryPi, but it should do the same at my real Ubuntu-Laptop, if it had a real Serial Port. My example program ...