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Fglrx driver black VT ctrl-alt-f(*)

I had a similar issue to this: tty (ctrl+alt+F1-6) black screen I tested to make sure it wasn't off screen I switched to the mesa driver and the VT came back. So I believe it is an error with fglrx. ...
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How do I disable GDM's automatic screen locking *after a virtual terminal (VT) change*? It's too buggy and never works correctly

Every so often either my touchpad stops behaving or some program (Firefox or QEMU) freezes my system and I have to switch to a virtual terminal to fix it (merely switching to a VT and back fixes the ...
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Play music directly from terminal

I need to learn how to play my music directly from terminal. No GUI. The music is in a folder in another drive
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What can I do? Reinstall Ubuntu

I was trying to move (delete) from Kubuntu back to Ubuntu. And now I can't do anything. When I turn on my laptop after the Thinkpad image there's nothing. Just a black screen. I mean I can use GRUB ...
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Virtual Terminal For Ubuntu 15.04

I'm new to ubuntu and unix-based systems in general so i wanted to ask what the best terminal emulator would be to connect to a mid-1980's ibm 5150 over a d25 serial cable? Any help would be greatly ...
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kubuntu dolphin trash error

I need major help...I have a Linux Ubuntu running computer. I'm trying to delete my trash folder which at the time of doing so is empty, but it keeps popping up as an error. I tried millions of things ...
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Virtual terminals filling 1/4 of monitor space

I don't want X11. This is done, but the cols/rows of my virtual terminals is too small. I have the font set to one I like. I have already followed much advice but I just cannot find a way to make the ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 graphical interface doesn't start

I have got a problem with my Ubuntu. I accidentally closed the graphical interface by pressing Strg+Alt+F1. I returned to the graphical interface by pressing Strg+Alt+F7. Everything seemed fine, but ...
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How to exit the virtual terminal?

After I press ctrl+alt+f4 the virtual terminal appears but I can't exit anymore because it is always back to "input username" and "password". Any idea how to go back to my desktop?
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How to use`xdg-open` or `gnome-open` in a virtual terminal.

If I run a command like xdg-open document.pdf or gnome-open image.png from a gnome-terminal window, the file opens the way I want it to. But if I press Ctrl+Alt+F1 (for instance) first and execute a ...
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Terminal emulator with no header bar

I'm looking for a terminal emulator that lets me get the most out of my vertical space by getting rid of the header bar. I work in a GNOME environment and am mostly happy with gnome-terminal, but ...
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How to enlarge the tty window in Ubuntu server 14 under vmware player?

I'm running a headless server under vmware and the tty window is too small, maybe 800x600. I have installed the vmware tools, but the tools seems to have bugs, so the full screen mode seems buggy ...
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Downloading file from website

Hello 1st time user of Linux and I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and having issues downloading files while using the terminal. wget "http address" is no issue but when i attempt to output to a specified ...
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Send a twiter message from the terminal

Is there away to send a message form the terminal or write a shell bash file that fill send a message to twiter.
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How to copy & paste from Windows 7 host machine to Ubuntu 12.04 terminal virtual box ??

I am running VirtualBox on my Windows 7 laptop, running an Ubuntu 12.04 Server as guest machine. I would like to copy some commands (which are too long to write on terminal) from Windows 7 (host ...
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I can login to my Xubuntu X desktop but not virtual terminal

I recently bought a Dell computer with Xubuntu installed on it. I was able to change the login and password, and can log in to the X desktop, but when I use Ctrl+Alt+F2 (or any other F keys), the ...
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How to search strings inside files like in Windows without search monkey?

Hi I am using a vmware through which I cannot connect to internet because of security restrictions. I was wondering if there was a way to search for strings through the terminal but then find which ...
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`TERM` environment variable not exported from `.profile`?

I have this in my .profile (I'm running Ubuntu 12.04): export TERM="xterm-256color" The variable seems not exported or be invariably later overwritten as TERM="xterm". A test with Gnome Terminal: ...
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Problem using Virtual Terminal

How can I copy-paste following command: rm -r ~/.gconf/apps/gnome-terminal gconftools --recursive-unset /apps/gnome-terminal into a virtual-terminal?
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Run scripts in background in TTY

There are quite a few questions asking what you can do to run a shell script in the background while not running the terminal. Most have advised to use nohup or disown. This might be a stupid ...
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Run Windows and Ubuntu in parallel

I have read about VirtualBox that in VirtualBox we can run both Windows and Ubuntu in parallel, but it seems that for this we have to make one host and install the other one in it using VirtualBox. ...
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Changing the colors of lxterminal

How can I change the default colors of the lxterminal in Lubuntu using .bashrc?
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ctrl+alt+f* is not working

I have ubuntu 12.04 installed on virtual box in Dell inspiron n5110. I have this problem from couple of weeks and did not get resolved yet after couple of searches. Pressing ctrl+alt+f(*) does not get ...
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How to change terminal theme / behavior?

Like Excel / .Net / Java can terminal also be a user friendly ? In current scenario it's single colour window single font and working with merely zero GUI, limited people who are aware about commands ...
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Panel apps try to launch in xterm, even though it isn't installed

I have some panel applications that launch terminals, but when I click on them, they say xterm failed. Well yeah, xterm isn't installed, nor do I want it. I want mate-terminal to come up instead. How ...
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Has the kernel panic'd when Ctrl-Alt-F1/F2/…F7 don't work anymore?

I'm trying to learn (refresh, actually) stuff about X and vt* etc. I was fooling around, and somehow screwed up, hit a black screen, and even the usual Ctrl-Alt-F1/F2/...F7 to get to a Console didn't ...
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reset or completely remove an installation/htop

I usually use htop in tty when I need to kill a program... or whatever hangs or slows down my pc,now I screwed it up. I tried making changes in htop from the 'setup' option which is accessed by ...
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How to fix this error? Unable to lock directory /var/cache/apt/archives/ [duplicate]

How to fix this error in the terminal? Unable to lock directory /var/cache/apt/archives/
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Using Ubuntu as a thin client

I'm kind of stuck with a problem I'm trying to solve. My company wants to go fully remote desktop services and eventually we will be using proper terminal hardware like Dell or HP, but as that's ...
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Ubuntu tty1 - 6 blank screen [duplicate]

I cannot access ubuntu console by pressing CTRL+ALT+F1 - F6. It only shows blank screen (black). I don't know since when, just found out recently. I suspect that fglrx driver is the problem (ATI ...
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Run both at the same time, Windows and Ubuntu

I had read in some sites that it is possible to run two OS'es in the same machine at the same time through a Virtual Machine software, so you can switch Virtual Terminals with keyboard hotkeys and be ...
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How to suppress IPv4 checksum errors on virtual terminal?

(Other terminals like gnome-terminal and sshing have no problem at all.) Every 10 seconds, an error message (jme 0000:05:00.5: eth0: IPv4 Checksum error) constantly appears on the virtual terminal ...
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Virtual terminal (CTRL+ALT+(Fx) doesn't work

I'm trying to get to any virtual terminal by pressing CTRL+ALT+F4 (for example) but the only thing I get is a black screen with the underscore blinking in the upper-left corner. The only thing I can ...
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How to login in terminal using ctrl+alt+ f1-f6?

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 and sometimes the windows environment crashes. But, I am still able to move the mouse and call the tty windows using Ctrl+Alt+f1-6 keys. But I am never able to login ...
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Error while starting hadoop

When I try to run hadoop as bin/start-all.sh, I get this error.: mkdir: cannot create directory /home/prasanna/Desktop/hadoop/libexec/../logs: Permission denied chown: cannot access ...
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How can I use the mouse in a virtual terminal?

Lately I saw some of my friends using a mouse to copy & paste text around in the virtual terminal (Ctrl+Alt+F1). I was amazed that this was possible and would like to use this too. He wasn't sure ...
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Ubuntu virtual terminals hotkey problem

This problem appears from at least 11.04 till at least 12.04. Usually if you want to open one of six virtual terminals, you press hotkeys Ctrl+Alt+F[1-6] (or Ctrl+Alt+F7 to go back to X). But I have ...
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Is it possible to have dual monitors using a virtual terminal?

I'm a bit of a command line nuthead. I have a computer with dual monitors. Its setup works just fine in X11 - dual monitors, where my desktop stretches all the way across. However, what I would like ...
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Command-line / Virtual terminal issue

I've recently got into Ubuntu, still learning using the terminal. I decided to try initiating the command-line on boot by editing boot commands to quiet splash text or quiet splash nomodeset only to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freeze on Ctrl+ALT+F1 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I have Radeon card connected over HDMI to my TV. To resolve bug with HDMI-sound, I switch between virtual terminal and GNOME ...
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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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What other things can I use my dumb terminal for? [closed]

I have a serial dumb terminal. I use a null modem via a serial port to connect it to my Ubuntu computer. It comes in handy when X freezes and the there is no response using the keyboard. If I can ...
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How can I Simultaneous login to all the Virtual Terminals?

This is a Ubuntu 12.04 Minimal Install. When I scroll across these 6 terminals using Ctrl+Alt+F1 through Ctrl+Alt+F6 , I have to independently login each of them; one-by-one. Is their any way out ...
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Why are Virtual Terminal Blank using NVIDIA propietary drivers?

When using nouveau the fps are low compared to nvidia closed driver. But when booting, nvidia drivers show the ubuntu splash screen in a 900x800 resolution like nvidia its not loaded yet. When nouveau ...
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How do I get Ctrl+Alt+F* virtual terminals to work in Ubuntu 12.04?

I know that the Ctrl+Alt+F* shortcuts go to virtual terminals. This worked fine up through 11.10. But in 12.04, all I get is a blank screen when using a Ctrl+Alt+F* shortcut; I can still go back to my ...
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Why does my system boot into a tty virtual terminal after installing 12.04?

First I tried to upgrade to 12.04 and then tried a complete install. Each seemed to progress correctly, but the same thing happened afterwards in each case. When the system is rebooted, I see the ...
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How do I get the virtual terminal to show by default on startup?

I've got an older system that's resource challenged. I've disabled/removed gdm and kdm, and removed the splash screen by editing /etc/default/grub and running sudo update-grub. GDM doesn't start, ...
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How can I access a tty from the terminal?

How can I access a tty (eg tty1) from the gnome-terminal? Can I set up a profile which does that? I know the switch using Ctrl+Alt+F1-6
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Can someone explain what these messages are REALLY telling me? [closed]

Trying to log back in, init greets with messages like Failed to spawn encryptfs-utils-save (I don't care for encryption and my drives are never encrypted....at least, not by me - so who or what is ...