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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Is it possible to programmatically log in a specific user on a specific virtual console?

I'd like to implement one of the answers on How to make sure, that certain functionality (like Alt+Ctrl+F1 switching into tty) is available in havily swapping system?, and for that I'll need a way to ...
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If only X server run one virtual terminal 7 how can emulators provide us with a bash window

Where do they get the bash from? does it have to be running so they can communicate with it and pass the commands to it? Also are the other virtual terminal from 1-6 are like a total separate machine? ...
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i can't see caps lock led in my keyboard when i press caps lock in virtual console ubuntu 12.04

When i open virtual console mode (ctrl alt f1 or f2) and press caps lock, the caps lock led is hidden from my keyboard, this is very frustrating when i write my password.
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Print message when logging out of virtual console

I want to print a message and prevent clear screen when i log out from a user in virtual console. Please help!