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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Exit graphical X session and getting back to TTY

If I start a graphical session (usually Unity Desktop, sometimes XFCE, but a general approach is appreciated) from a TTY using startx, how can I exit this GUI again to get back to my TTY console ...
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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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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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Hide TTY1 login when using no “quiet splash” as GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT

I want to see the boot messages when starting Ubuntu, so I edited /etc/default/grub and removed the `quiet splash setting: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="" But now after those messages and before ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Which serial com port I have

I run ubuntu on virtual machine. Serial com1 is connected to virtual machine. Need to know which tty is connected to com1. ll /sys/class/tty/*/device/driver gives lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Jan 22 ...
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Why does ctrl + alt + f2 put Thinkpad into a TTY but when docked it puts it to sleep?

When I hit ctrl + f2 on my Thinkpad I get a tty, great. However, when I hit ctrl + f2 with an external keyboard (MS Natural if it matters) when I am docked it puts me to sleep. What is going on ...
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tty1 displays the wrong OS

When I press CtrlAltF1 to enter into the tty, it displays the wrong Operation System. I am running Ubuntu 14.04, but it displays Trisquel GNU/Linux 6.0.1 cahultrabook tty1. I entered lsb_release -a ...
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failsafeX error: Screen not found; tty1 exits in miliseconds

I installed Nvidia 358 or 352 driver (a .run file from Nvidia website) on Ubuntu 15.10 running on GeForce 840M and now the system does not start after first shutdown. I get the error The master ...
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What sudo will fix this tty1?

tty1: 20.472975 xhci_hcd 0000:02:00.0: Stopped the command ring failed, maybe the host is dead Stopped the command ring failed, maybe the host is dead Abort command ring failed HC died; claning up usb ...
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Retrieve site that uses cookies on virtual-console/tty

I want to have a handy function in my .bashrc that prints some weather information on virtual-console/tty instead of using an out-of-the-box applet. The hints from Weather from Terminal doesn't work ...
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Can a user log in via tty1 from remote?

I rented this cloud server, and it is kind of hacked recently. I can see a suspicious user logged in via tty. leetom@S152:~$ last -x ayn1 ayn1 tty1 Wed Oct 28 18:59 - ...
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APCI Probe Failed after an unexpected shutdown while upgrading from Ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10?

An unexpected power off occurred during update from Ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10 When I restarted the computer won't boot in GUI mode, but directly into tty1 I'm able to use the command line from there, but ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 tty out of range

I have a newly installed 14.04 32bit desktop system. Worked fine under windows for years. The mb has a builtin ATI RageXL 8MB PCI Graphic Controller. First install attempt was with 32bit server but ...
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cannot open terminals in ubuntu 15.10 with CTRL+ALT+Fn keys

After fresh new installation pressing CTRL+ALT+F1 gives nothing. No terminal opened. So after uninstalling nvidia-current package because of another issue I have another bug: only mouse pointer ...
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Boots into Freezed tty screen on boot after upgrade to ubuntu 15.10

I upgraded from from ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10. after upgrade it prompted me to restart. But on restart the system booted to a splash screen then to a black screen where it showed "error LSB start ntp". ...
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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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Blank screen with only an underscore after ~20 minutes of inactivity

Hey I keep on getting this blank screen whenever I leave and come back to my computer. I thought it was a xscreensaver problem so I purged it. That didn't work. If I want to get back into my computer ...
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how can we configure everything for rotated screen?

A question that i think not many people asked: how can we have everything (grub and refind, tty, plymouth, lightdm, window managers, etc.) configured for rotated screens? (specially just one rotated ...
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Lost all USB connectivity, Connect debounce error overload on tty and dmesg, locks computer periodically

Can't connect to any USB ports after trying to attch my powered external drive to back up this computer. dmesg output is flooded with connect debounce errors [ 4138.876066] hub 1-0:1.0: ...
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Impossible to GUI-login after NetworkManager removal (Linux)

Config: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS (same problem on Mint 17.2) I removed network-manager (via apt-get ... remove). I rebooted. Now I cannot login anymore, each time I enter password, the screen turns ...
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No TTY in rescue mode

When I boot in recovery or single mode, I cannot reach any console by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F1 through Ctrl-Alt-F7. These consoles are present when booting normally. This is independent of the nomodeset ...
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How to fix modprobe?

I followed some instructions, like a typical noob, in trying to assign a tty/USB0 to my la crosse technology USB device. Instead, I guess I was installing a modprobe for an "ipaq" (I thought it was a ...
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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 ...