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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nVidia driver kills text virtual consoles - how to get them back?

I was recently reminded of one of the things I didn't like about nVidia cards & Linux. I've installed 3-4 of them over the years in different machines (different cards, driver versions), and ...
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Distinct overwrite/insert cursor in GNOME Terminal or shell

I remember the good old MS‑DOS use to show a block cursor in overwrite mode and a thin vertical line cursor in Insert mode. Is there a way to achieve a similar distinction (not necessarily shape ...
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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, DVI-D),...
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Is it possible to run a virtual terminal in X session

I want to try some svgalib graphical examples which switches to tty7 console. Instead I want to try it in X session, so I need virtual terminal in fixed size (say 100x100) in current desktop without ...
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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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Xnest switches to full screen when I start startx in it

I launch Xnest with Xnest -ac :1 -geometry 800x600 then I can run xclock in it from another terminal with DISPLAY=:1 xclock but when I attempt to start X session in it from another terminal ...
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I have black screen when i try to switch to a terminal via alt+F1,f2 etc

I have black screen when I try to switch to a terminal via Alt+F1 or Alt+F1 etc. I can't see anything! This happens in many Ubuntu derivatives. I can login blind and enter a command but I can't see ...
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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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Login screen on all virtual terminals

My Xubuntu system seems to start just fine: It leaves my at the login screen. When I log in the normal desktop appears. However, when I press CTRL+ALT+F1 (to F7) I am sent back to a new login screen. ...
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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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How to access kvm guest on a remote headless ubuntu server?

How do I access - the console (like Dell's iDrac) of a kvm guest (created using virt-install) on a remote Ubuntu15.10 headless server - access from a windows desktop (vnc client)?
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virtual console login failure

When I try to login to the virtual console (Ctrl+Alt+F1) and type my user name, then password, the virtual console logs me in, but immediately goes back to the login screen (as if I had logged out ...
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Not accepting CORRECT password. But in Virtual terminal!

I am experiencing a strange problem with my Ubuntu: My laptop came with a factory installed (OEM) Ubuntu. I was able to set the password from System settings. It worked Perfectly well for a week, But ...
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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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Virtual Terminals (CTRL+ALT+F1,F2,F3,F4,F5,F6) display as black screen

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on an Acer Aspire laptop. When I try to connect to with virtual terminal using Ctrl+Alt+F1 (or F2 - F6), I see a black screen. I am able to come back to the normal Unity GUI ...