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Questions tagged [console]

Discussions on Linux system console in Ubuntu, as well as on TUI (text user interface). Questions about command-line interface shall be tagged with (command-line), about specific commands and text-interface programs – with tags appropriate to specific problem.

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How to establish a serial connection with my network switch?

I just bought a new switch to setup a high-speed home network. It's a netapp CN1610 BTW, I bought it from ebay. I have been trying to connect to it with serial, but have been experiencing difficulties....
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Jenkins list user ids using script console

I want to list all users in jenkins, via the console script that jenkins has. So far i managed to list all the users using this: import hudson.model.User User.getAll().each { user -> println ...
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How to convert script command output into plain text

I am using script-command to save the output of terminal to file. but, it gives some extra characters like square-like characters and other text encrypted characters. man script command tells, by ...
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What are the steps towards having a tty with at most 200 chars per line at 4K resolution?

My new laptop has a 4K screen. There are no bitmap fonts large enough to achieve 200 chars per line or less. More than 200 chars per line are just too tiny to read for me. I wouldn't like to change ...
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Why is the console text sometimes a different color?

I have a Ubuntu server (18.04) that rebuilds itself on a schedule. Every once in a while on a fresh install, all the console text color will be a different color. Usually it's white on black, but ...
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How to customize the LXTerminal console in Lubuntu 16.04?

first say hello, I'm new to the site. I just installed Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS on my computer and I still have to familiarize myself with the OS. One of the things I can not change is the appearance of ...
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How to disable laptop screen in console mode?

I have an external monitor attached to my laptop. I want to disable the laptop display. This is all in console mode. I tried video=LVDS-1:d at grub, but that didn't do anything. Can vbetool switch off ...
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Monitor sleep on MacBook with Ubuntu Server w/o X

My old MacBook should be used as a home server. How can i activate a display sleep on the console. There is no X installed. It's the first time I'm using a cli only installation. At the moment there ...
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Ubuntu installer character encoding on serial port

I am trying to install Ubuntu Server 18.04 on a rack mount server that does NOT have a graphics card. I have to use the serial (RS-232) port. To get the installer to boot I have to edit the command ...
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Is there an ANSI Delete Escape Code?

Let's say I have ABCDEFG in the console, and I want to remove the C (AB DEFG). Is there anyway to do that when the cursor position is currently on the C? Like how \x1b[2J clears the console, but only ...
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Switch to Console in Ubuntu 18.04 - How to Leave GUI?

To install the graphics driver I need to exit GUI / Gnome and go to the terminal. How can I do this in Ubuntu 18.04? Ctrl(STRG)+Alt+F1...F7 does not work, neither on the desktop, nor on the login ...
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Export GNotes via command line

Unfortunately it seems a recent system upgrade broke my graphics card driver, so I am going to hard-reinstall the latest Ubuntu Version (18.04). Before I do that, amongst other things, I want to ...
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Export gpodder subscription list via command line

Unfortunately it seems a recent system upgrade broke my graphics card driver, so I am going to hard-reinstall the latest Ubuntu Version (18.04). Before I do that I want to export my gpodder podcast ...
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Problem with displaying console correctly

Good day, everyone. I am new in using ubuntu server and I have encountered a problem. After startup part of the initialisation log is left above the main console ("[2.692074] usb 2-1.1: new full-...
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How can I enable a screen blanker (screensaver) for Ubuntu 17.10 Server console?

How can I enable a console blanker (screensaver) for Ubuntu 17.10 Server console?
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Croatian layout missing letters x y q w (CUI only solution required) [closed]

I have dual boot with Linux Mint 17.1. (based on Ubuntu 14.04.) and after installing python 2.7.9 I get BLACK SCREEN after login. I can then open CONSOLE (ctrl+alt+f1) which requires me to login ...
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Error while installing powerline

I recently installed powerline for bash and it seems to work fine but it made my terminal to load very slow. But when my main concern is when i go to my console pressing CTRL + ALT + F1 it shows some ...
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When I press ALT+CTRL+F1 it takes me to a blank screen [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on Nvidia Tegra K1 development kit and when I try to move to CLI by pressing ALT+CTRL+F1 (F2, F3, F4, F5 or F6) it take me to a black screen but when I change the resolution of ...
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Ubuntu Core 16 - pc gadget with serial console

I'm trying to use a headless PC mainboard (APU2 from PCEngines http://www.pcengines.ch/apu2.htm ) with Ubuntu Core 16. It only has a serial port as console, no support for any form of graphics cards. ...
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no Login possible anymore after several updates

After installing the lastest Nvidia Cuda Package, and several other system updates (seems an Ubuntu 16.04.03 upgrade also) I only get to the headaching login loop. Tried quite a lot, nothing helps. ...
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Strange behavior in F1 console

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS. I have used Ubuntu LTS versions for years and I don't remember ever seeing this behavior. When I switch from GUI to console using ctrl-alt-F1 I get the a ...
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how to configure primary video card as text only and second card as xorg's only graphics card?

I have a radeon 5450 video card inside a hp microserver whose ILO engine cannot monitor the third party graphics cards but only the matrox G200 onboard. I need to be able to remotely connect to the ...
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Start all the time with ALT+CTRL+F1|F2|F3…|F6 [duplicate]

when the desktop starts and my lubuntu loads, i can press ALT+CTRL+F2 to use console only without windows or taskbar. It's possible to force only this console mode ? i just want to use a console ...
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After install Ubuntu with oem mode, how to switch output to console?

I used console to install Ubuntu 16.04 with oem mode. Then, I use command "oem-config-prepare" to remove temporary files and reboot system. The system output switches to monitor when asking user ...
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How can I force a refresh of the login console?

I used to have a script that would update /etc/issue with a few items such as IP address. However I setup a 16.04 server and the login screen does not update when updates are made to /etc/issue. Is ...
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How can I fix python2 console space/backspace issue related with ^H?

I'm using Ubuntu 17.10. In python3 console if I hit the backspace key I get to delete a character. That's OK, but in python2 console if I hit the backspace key I get a space character. ^H should be ...
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ubuntu 16.04: automounting and autorun in text mode

i'm writing to pose the following question. Can someone tell me if, booting ubuntu 16.04 in text (console) mode the autorun and automount of the attached devices (in particular usb sticks and IDE/SATA ...
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How to get keyboard layout (language) in terminal (console, command-line) [closed]

Is it possible to get the current keyboard layout in command-line? I've already tried different ways: localectl ( status ) etc. cat /etc/default/locale cat /etc/default/keyboard setxkbmap -query ...
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output “script” to pastebin readability

How do I paste output from the script command (typescript; "man script") so that it's more readable? Script started on 2017-10-27 06:20:56-0700 ]0;thufir@dur: ~/IdeaProjects[01;32mthufir@dur[00m:[01;...
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Installing a Good looking Command Line Interface for Ubuntu Server? [duplicate]

How do i install a good looking command line interface to Ubuntu Server over the default one. (One with good looking fonts and color) Some thing similar to the image shown below. Is it possible to ...
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How to open file in existing Atom process from console?

If I have an instance of Atom open with some files already loaded, how can I open an additional file from the command line? When I simply run: atom filename.txt It opens another instance of Atom (...
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ubuntu server 17.04 login loop console

I've worked on my Ubuntu server 17.04 for a week now and starting today I've no access to it. When I try to login using SSH the login is denied and when i try to login directly on the Hyper-V VM it ...
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How to enable early KMS on Ubuntu?

I have set /etc/default/grub to: GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="" GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="" so that I get the full console text output ...
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Secure way to launch lightdm/xorg/xfree86 from console startup

If I launch Ubuntu in console mode, i.e.: cat /proc/cmdline BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-4.10.0-33-generic.efi.signed root=/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root ro text And then issuing the remaining commands ...
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How to change console resolution back to what it was before kernel update?

Okay, may seem like a repeat but if it is I couldn't find the answer. Pertains to 16.04 and 17.04 Server. WMWare Workstation 12 Pro AMD64 Nvidia Fresh install. First thing I change is the console ...
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Ubuntu install freezes right after Grub “install Ubuntu” menu

I'm in the process of dual-booting Ubuntu 16.04 with Windows 10. I seem to have an issue which might be related to my motherboard. Using Rufus, I have created a bootable USB drive which I am trying ...
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Purchased rack servers with Ubuntu server, everything else is setup except OS isn't connecting, how can I fix this (No GUI)?

I recently acquired 42U server rack, only problem is I accidentally requested to have Ubuntu Server pre-installed on all of them, instead of the one I intended to use. So far I have a user profile and ...
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Redirecting console output to file

I have following issue. I'm redirecting console output of a software to a file. Tried using TEE and >. To keep the output log file small I've tried to reset the file size using echo > and truncate. ...
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How to see the auth.log messages in the terminal?

I would like to find a way to display the information saved in the auth.log file in real time in my terminal (everytime someone tries to connect to my server, I want it to appear in my terminal) ...
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PlayOnLinux console not opening

When I click the entry for the PlayOnLinux console, under the Tools menu, I only see a brief flicker in a part of my screen and the console fails to load. it loads fine when I run playonlinux-shell in ...
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Can I get verbose output from screen?

I am trying to get my PC connected to a remote PC using a serial FTDI connectors I run the command: sudo screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200 but nothing happens, it just seems to lock up the console. Is ...
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How to get to the GRUB menu at boot-time using serial console?

It is always a struggle to show the grub menu, and a lot of answered questions on that. The answer seems to be holding shift, but that doesn't work on serial console (actually serial over lan) I have ...
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ubuntu server 17.04 console dimming

I'm installing ubuntu server 17.04 on an old pentium 4 machine connected to a basic hp flat screen monitor, nothing fancy. If I installed a basic server with only basic utilities enabled I get ...
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Switching between console and GUI

How to switch between console and GUI in Ubuntu 17.04? I wanted to see what key functions would allow me to switch between the two. I’m starting to learn to program in Ubuntu as a beginner.
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Ubuntu 17.04: Switch to console

I am used to press Alt-Ctrl-F1 to get a console. This does not work on my machine (ThinkPad T470p) on Ubunut 17.04. Was there a change?
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How to stop lightdm without getting dark?

I am trying to install on a freshly installed ubuntu the drivers for my gtx1050. At first it worked, I downloaded the display drivers for linux as a .run-file, I ctrl+alt+F1 into a console and ...
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Libvirt: virsh console - no response

Issue I have Ubuntu 16 as the host running Ubuntu 14 as a guest (kvm). I installed the VM using virt-install All settings and configuration seems fine # virsh list Id Name State ---------------...
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How do I map TTY consoles to external monitor on laptop which has two graphics outputs?

I have a laptop which contains an integrated Intel graphics chip and a discrete Nvidia graphics card. When using the XServer the Nvidia drivers manage everything for me and I'm able to connect an ...
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control+c or ctrl+c kills the windows manager gala or pantheon [duplicate]

When I press ctrl+c the entire windows manager is terminated, and I'm dumped back to the LightDM display manager, but ctrl+c doesn't affect LightDM, and ctrl+z functions normally. I created a new user,...
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conjure-up openstack launch instance no console & ssh

after conjure-up openstack installed, create instance with default 2 images (trusty-lxd & xenial-lxd), but the instance console said "console is currently unavailable. Please try again later.", ...