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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 ...
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Prevent Ctrl+Alt+F4 from switching TTYs [duplicate]

Related: Disable CTRL+ALT+F4 switching to virtual terminal I would like to use Ctrl+Alt+F4 for a program instead of Ubuntu's TTYs. The previous question, I saw suggested command xmodmap -pke | sed -...
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Disable CTRL+ALT+F4 switching to virtual terminal

Is there a way that I can stop the Ctrl+Alt+F4 key combination from switching to a virtual terminal? I still want the other key combinations to switch to terminals - I just want to change the F4 one ...
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How do I switch between virtual terminals in a guest system?

I want to access virtual consoles in my Ubuntu guests running VirtualBox with Ubuntu guest. However, even if the focus is within the guest window, if I press Ctrl+F1 thru F6 I move in a virtual ...
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Virtual Terminals messed up with proprietary NVidia graphics driver

At the current moment if I press ctrl + alt + F1 I get a blank screen for a few seconds then the bottom is filled with a mess of pixels (mainly white and a bit of brown). When I put in the open source ...
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How do I change my monitor's resolution when working in a virtual terminal?

When using a virtual terminal with an external monitor, I would like to set the resolution to the monitors optimal resolution, but I'm not sure how. Does anyone know how I would go about doing this?