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Sounds like it might be a video driver issue. Can you login to the terminal and type sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel sudo apt-get install mesa-utils and see if that helps, if not we can try something else!


You need to be in the uucp group too. Worked for me on Ubuntu 14.04 64bit.


First, you buy unlimited memory. Take a look at the kernel paramter fbcon=scrollback:Nk where N is the desired buffer size is kilobytes. The default is 32k, so increase it from there. To increase framebuffer console memory : gksu gedit /etc/default/grub Now edit and change GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="fbcon=scrollback:<value>k" . ...


open the tty conf in the /etc/init/ directory comment out those lines in the ttyX.conf files: respawn exec /sbin/getty -8 38400 ttyX Example to disable tty1: sudo -H gedit /etc/init/tty1.conf Then edit by inserting # in front of the commands #respawn #exec /sbin/getty -8 38400 tty1 Save and Reboot


Personally, I just use text files: In your desktop environment, open a terminal and echo "whatever long text you have copied" > file Drop to the tty and $(cat file)


Another possible workaround not listed above involve the use of vim, pasting and running :!unix_command in command mode: copy the commands and the path to the clipboard open vim, go to command mode Esc, enter the prompt : type a bang ! and then paste Ctrl + Shift + V the command you previously copied in the prompt and execute


It's simple, but you need an additional tool. Install the package xsel which provides an easy command to access the clipboard: sudo apt-get install xsel Find out which $DISPLAY your desktop is using. Usually it should be :0, but you can check it by running this command in a terminal emulator on your GUI desktop: echo $DISPLAY I will assume the output ...


Simple test would be redirect stdout and then stderr of the command to /dev/null and see what happens. adminx@L455D:~$ echo "hello" > /dev/pts/22 hello adminx@L455D:~$ echo "hello" > /dev/pts/22 > /dev/null # no output , stdout gone adminx@L455D:~$ echo "hello" > /dev/pts/22 2> /dev/null # stderr gone, but stdout shows up hello Thus , ...


Presumably your command is not right; As it stands it will save the string "Hello" to a file named 2 i.e. tty/pts/2 (if the intermediate directories exist). Perhaps you meant: echo "Hello" > /dev/pts/2 which will send the string "Hello" to the 2nd pseudo terminal. Now, the STDIN, STDOUT and STDERR of the process running inside the terminal are bound ...


I will add an answer to my own question for anyone that will need this in the future. I followed an answer from @Adam Lussier and have created /etc/udev/rules.d/50-ttyusb.rules file with this content (proposed by @Sneetsher): ACTION=="add", KERNEL=="ttyACM[0-9]*", ATTRS{idVendor}=="ffff", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0005", MODE="0666" Like this only this specific ...


I need to back up my files on my external hard disk from the TTY. You can't do it precisely from the TTY because you destroyed your sudo ability and probably you won't be able to mount the external drive. However, you have two options: booting in a root shell using a live DVD or USB Backup booting in a root shell You cut yourself superuser powers, so ...

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