Virtual consoles reachable with Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6

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How do I display Chinese/Japanese characters in a Linux VT console?

I have an installer program which runs in a default Ubuntu 12.04 Linux VT console and uses the "dialog" program to display simple graphical input boxes. After the user selects either Chinese or ...
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Set virtual console keymap on Live(CD|USB)?

How can I change the keymap of the CtrlAlt+(F1toF6) virtual consoles on the LiveUSB/CD image? I've tried picking my layout (US Dvorak) from the F3 menu when it first starts to boot, but that only ...
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is it possible to configure 6 Monitors with a Amd r7 260x in different graphical virtual consoles?

I have a project to configure 6 monitors using eyefinity technology from amd so i'm figuring out the way to do it, i'm thinking to use tentatively the xfx r7 260x card with 2 dvi ports (DVI-i, ...
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Switch from GUI to the command line interface/console temporarily

I want to switch off the GUI, and only leave the command line interface or it is also know as the CLI. How would I do this?
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Can I control the position of a console window on the screen?

I want my c/c++ program's console window to chose a specific position. is it possible either within the program or by system call?
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Login in virtual terminal

Yesterday I installed my new Ubuntu - wow! Ubuntu is a very cool. Today I want to work ob my project, but I become following error: I already found a solution: How to fix "The system is ...
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Alsa works in virtual console but not in X Windows

After booting my computer and logging in on a virtual console the aplay command works as expected but after running startx only root can run aplay. As non-root I get the following error message: $ ...
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Boot in virtual console mode with full resolution

I am able to either: 1) Boot into X, switch to virtual console #1 and use it at full resolution or 2) Boot into virtual console mode -only and use them with 80 columns max How can I boot into ...
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Fuzzy text in console on external monitor

I have my laptop connected to external monitor as primary display. When I drop to virtual console/terminal, the console text on the monitor looks very fuzzy. Is there way to fix this?
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Frequency out of range message when using console

Why does an error message appear when I switch to a terminal using Ctrl + Alt + F1: 135k / 91 hz Frequency is out of range And more importantly, how do I fix this?
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Strange firefox problems when started by xinit

when I start firefox console via: xinit /usr/bin/firefox firefox is not working properly: html select elements does not work (unable to change default value) after opening local pages (I.e. ...
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How can I work around mismatched console resolution?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 on an HP Pavilion DM3 laptop, with the nvidia-experimental-310 driver activated. I often switch to a virtual console for certain work. While my laptop's monitor resolution is ...
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Numbers messed up on virtual console

I'm using Ubuntu and a dvorak keyboard layout, on a Lenovo T430 laptop. It works fine in X, but the number and symbol keys are messed up in the virtual console. For example 1 maps to [, 2 to 7, 3 to ...
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CLI no ability to interact

I don't know how this could be related to my other problem solving in another topic: Cannot shutdown (CLI/GUI) But these problems (this and not being able to shut computer down via GUI) occured, I ...
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Hyper-V console input weird characters

I am currently testing remote console access into an Ubuntu 14.04 VM running on Hyper-v 2012 R2 using WMI and incomplete/weird characters are being sent from Hyper-v in place of the actual login ...
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how to respond to question in output of debian-installer

When installing Ubuntu Server 14.04, the installer stops in the step Select and install software at 67%. When I have a look at VC4 I see that a question about the replacement of a file is in the ...
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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 ...