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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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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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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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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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xf86OpenConsole:Cannot open virtual console 8(permission denied)

Several problems started with changing the ownership of /usr directory.I got several problems while using startx.(I changed the ownership to root again and some problems went)I solved some of them ...
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Detect Disk - Driver Selection on MS Virtual PC 2007

I am trying to install Ubuntu Server (12.04.2-i386) through MS Virtual PC 2007, everything is going well until I get to the Detect Hard Drive step. I have created a Fixed Virtual Disk, but it is not ...
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How to change console keymap permanently?

I've already used the system settings to (persistently) change my keyboard to Dvorak while in the X window system (it even applies to the login screen,) and I can change the Console keymap via sudo ...