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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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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 ...