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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 fix Ubuntu 18.04LTS freezes?

I've installed latest Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS about a week ago. All the soft was installed via system menu or Jetbrains repo. In 2 days appeared freezes - only mouse moves, irresponsive to keyboard, timer ...
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Change Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS Bionic Console Screen Resolution

Running Ubuntu 18.04 sever on a physical machine or VirtualBox? Do you need/want to use the full native resolution of your screen? Higher than 640x480 / 800x600? Then you may be stuck as I've been, ...
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Bandwidth shaper for pid, command utility

I've researched and find such utilities. Wondershaper: bandwidth shaper per interface for applications. Trickle: bandwidth shaper for applications. Firejail: bandwidth shaper for pid, once it load ...
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Which flavour Ubuntu for Ubuntu Console Only? [duplicate]

I'm a Web Developer. I've got an old Netbook computer. I want to learn VIM and force myself to use the terminal to create a small NodeJS or Python project and fumble around in the dark with a text-...
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How to disable service messages in console mode?

After my console mode Ubuntu server has started, I keep receiving on tty1 a slew of service messages, such as udev starting, daily apt activities, etc. I've tried mesg n to make this stop, but it ...
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Ubuntu 18 server console resolution problem

I don't use desktop, so no X-window is involved. How do I change resolution of text console? Things I tried: Setting in GRUB: by either video=, or GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX, it works - GRUB is ...
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How to check surface ramdisk?

I am here to ask you if it is possible for a ramdisk to get corrupted and if so, is it possible to verify the surface of it?
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Customized ubuntu console unacessible by CLI users

I have a customized ubuntu trusty machine which has a cisco like console installed. There are various users (admin etc) which have access to the CLI. I have access to the unix root. Problem login ...
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switching from virtual consoles to graphical screen

When I switch from graphical screen to console (Ctrl-Alt-F3) it's more or less instant. When I switch back (Ctrl-Alt-F1) the graphical screen reappears instantly but all four CPU's are busy and the ...
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Ubuntu started in console only mode, how can I go back to GUI?

I restarted ubuntu and now it's console only, it asks for my login (which I know). How can I go back to GUI? This is on VMWare by the way
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18.04.1 Setting console font in initramfs?

I would like to add a console font setting to my initramfs such that it uses the correct font right when the system boots Sort of how Arch does it I'd also like to use a font not provided by console-...
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Keyboard option shift:both_caps not taking effect on console

I am trying to get both shift keys pressed together to act as caps lock on the console in Xubuntu 18.04. On recent Debian/Ubuntus, /etc/default/keyboard can be used to configure the keyboard both for ...
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scroll “watch” command output

I need to monitor a large number of iptables ruleset and I need something like watch iptables -L -v -n but scrollable. Any suggestion?
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Freeze the Scilab 6.0.1 console when iterating

When executing a for cycle in Scilab inside the console it locks up and does not transmit the information impression fluently. enter image description here For example for i=1:280000, disp(i), end ...
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Passing %F to terminal application in .desktop launcher

Some console editors can open multiple files at ones - for example nano file1 file2 will launch nano with two "tabs". But .desktop launcher with Terminal=true Exec=nano %F will open two ...
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How to configure conky in a tmux session?

I want to have a custom footer in my tmux session with conky, my conky config as per conky official recommendation for screen: conky.config = { out_to_x = false, out_to_console = true, ...
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Linux console blinking rate goes crazy - as if is accepting repeated key inputs

Environment: Embedded x86. Ubuntu. Linux 4.4.152. Overall scope: I'm in the process of upgrading from 3.2.69. I'm to the point where the kernel will boot and the init.d/inittab scripts run. Issue: ...
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Ubuntu Server 18.04 graphics in console is extremely slow

Hello, I've just installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 to a server with Supermicro Motherboard X11SSH-TF with Graphics Aspeed AST2400 BMC build in and during boot up graphics get slow. I've recorded video ...
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Upgrading ubuntu 16.04lts to 18.04lts; booting stops at console msg: Starting Update UTMP

Around Aug 15,2018, I upgraded from 16.04LTS to 18.04LTS using, IIRC, the gui shown here: https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/tutorial-upgrading-ubuntu-desktop?_ga=2.85153881.1518174303.1535755443-...
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display graphic characters in console [duplicate]

I saw a couple screenshots showing some characters displayed as graphics, like this: While in my console I get this: How can I configure my terminal to display those images???
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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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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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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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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 ...