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Questions tagged [tty]

A tty (teletypewriter) is a Unix command that prints to standard output the name of the terminal connected to standard input. It is typically called a terminal. the first local terminal is referred to as tty1 and resides in /dev/tty1

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Switching to a TTY results in monitor losing signal

I am using ubuntu 18.10,with nvidia-415 on a 1050ti, also tried different drivers. Enabling modesetting made it work for a bit, but it stopped working when I turned off my PC. Reboots apparently ...
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How to extend rx buffer size for CDC-ACM? Reading from ttyACM is limited to 4096 bytes

I do have some boards (Nucleo-32, similar to Arduino nano) which are connected to my pc over USB. They will show up as ttyACM files in /dev/ directory. There are no special drivers used for these ...
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tty0 login incorrect even with correct username/password

My tty login is giving error of incorrect login. I tried booting from rescue mode and changing the user name and password. I also tried to add a new user. However, nothing seems to work. Is there a ...
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Script TTY1 Output?

I have several test Ubuntu servers in a small lab. I like to have status displays on the monitors of the server, like htop. Rebooting a server, however, means I have to log in and restart htop to ...
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Weird text shows on a billboard TV

I've got a 14m2 digital billboard with a computer behind which is working on Xubuntu. Everything works just fine when it's turned on, the ads are showing correctly and stuff like that, but I need to ...
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Serial port access denied, even though in dialout group

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 I am having issues using USB to serial adapters. Up until a couple of moths ago, I was able to use putty just fine to connect to the ports (I'm in the dialout group). Now I get ...
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TTY terminal not working

When I press Ctrl+Alt+F1..F8 on a newly installed Ubuntu 18.04, nothing happens. I expected to see the tty terminals. Any idea about that?
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18.04 TTY Problems

I'm running 18.04 with gdm and default Gnome desktop. I auto-login to my desktop but from there if I want to drop to TTY I try to do CTRL+ALT+F2 (or F3, F4 etc) but nothing happens. If I log out, ...
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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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Cannot Boot Ubuntu - TTY1 login loop

Upon removing a particular package, I think I removed some very important stuff from my Ubuntu 18.04. When I login, I get the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS tty1 screen. It prompts me to login. I enter my username ...
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Problem with tty terminal login [duplicate]

I stuck at boot up sequence access so I open tty terminal by pressing ctrl + alt + F2. I have to login, but I forgot my login, I know only my password.
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Why does gdm start a new session after exiting a console TTY? Only happens with proprietary NVIDIA drivers

I am on Ubuntu Desktop 18.04.01. When I have the NVIDIA proprietary drivers installed and I switch to a new console TTY (no GUI, just text), login, and then exit, gdm3 starts a new session of the ...
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Password typed in login manager appears as username in tty

The scenario I am asking about is this: when reaching the login screen after the boot process, I switch to tty2 and log in by typing my username and password. I then exit, getting back to the (...
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Why does alt+5 bring me to tty?

If I press alt+F5, I get to tty5. The former behaviour was alt+ctrl+f5. Now I need to use alt+f2 for running new applications and alt+f5 for maven update in eclipse. Why and when did then behaviour ...
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Kubuntu - How to remove ALT+F# keybinding to switch ttys

I'm using Kubuntu 18.04.1 on a System76 laptop using Xorg and there is a keyboard shortcut that I can't get rid of. ALT and any of the function keys switches the virtual tty (instead of ctrl-alt-F# ...
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No login screen after ubuntu 18.04.1 update

After the upgrade from 18.04 to 18.04.1, when booting instead of going from grub menu to the purple login page, it goes directly to tty1. If it helps the current kernel is 4.15.0-33 and I've already ...
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How to make /pts/X visible as /ttySX?

I installed and run ./tty0tty, and tested it from terminal, using echo "message" - it works as I expected. But the problem is that I need to use another software, Hairless MIDI, where I can choose ...
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How can I configure Ubuntu to offer X logins on more than one virtual terminal after booting?

I have long wanted to do this and been stumped as to how. I found a tantalising hint here: https://www.maketecheasier.com/run-multiple-x-sessions-without-virtualization/ This is someone wanting to ...
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Problem when using screen on /dev/ttyUSB0

$ sudo screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200 [screen is terminating] When I input command above, the output is really strange as below. I just want to connect an USRP device. Could somebody tell me the reason ...
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How can I get to TTY from a broken login screen?

I have Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and I just installed kernels 4.13.4 and 4.17.11 with ukuu to attempt to fix an overheating issue. This seemed to break all of my boot images as none of them will boot properly. ...
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TTY hotkeys changed

For some reason, my tty hotkeys have changed. The following things used to happen: Alt+F4 would close windows If I'm inside PyCharm, Alt-Left and Alt-Right allow me to move between functions forward ...
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Data loss over ttyACM* in Ubuntu 14.04 whereas success on Ubuntu 16.04 when “cat” command is used

I have a development board which will have 3 ACM interfaces when connected to Ubuntu host and i want to transfer data from Host to Device over ttyACM3. I have followed the following procedure for ...
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The system goes to tty session randomly when trying to open terminal with shortcut “Ctrl+Alt+T”

I tried Ubuntu 16.04.4 (Unity desktop) and Linux Mint 18.03 (Cinnamon desktop) and both distros behave the same. When I hit the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T the system randomly switches to tty session ...
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Forcing desktop environment out of tty2

A simple question here. By default Ubuntu 18.04 runs consoles tty1-6, where tty1-2 are then used for the desktop environment. When I am loaded to a gnome login screen (it's on tty1), I can log into ...
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tty1 misbehaviour

As I was told previously, Ubuntu 18.04 launches six consoles tty1-6. Consoles tty3-6 work pretty fine for me. My desktop environment is at tty2 by default. But tty1 is inconsistent for me. When I ...
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Accessing different tty in Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

My question is quite simple. I was told that Linux machine launches different tty's, and they can be accessed by using Ctrl+Alt+F1-12. I found this: F2 brings me to my desktop environment F3-6 brings ...
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Ctrl+Alt+F7 doesn't switch back to X session in Kubuntu 18.04 Bionic

After I switch to virtual console using Ctrl+Alt+F6 I could not get back to X session using Ctrl+Alt+F7 - only blinking cursor is shown. Tried chvt - same result. Have to reboot and lost all my opened ...
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Why does Ubuntu 18.04 LTS boot 2 tty and gnome processes? [duplicate]

I have this problem: I have removed ubuntu-desktop and reinstalled it already and there is no change. How should I proceed?
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How do I access a console TTY on a MacBook?

I've got a MacBook that I was finally able to get Ubuntu running on and then I upgraded to 17.10 and it choked again. It's booting to a login screen, but when I log in I get a black screen. I'd like ...
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How do I restore my GUI? No tty, gdm3, or HDMI [duplicate]

All the graphics-related functionality of my Ubuntu installation is corrupted. I have several problems but I think the root cause of all them maybe the same. Here are my problems: I can't switch to ...
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Can't read from ttySo

i am sending a massage to /dev/ttyS0 echo hello > /dev/ttyS0 and it seems that it sending. after it i am trying to cat /dev/ttyS0 and nothing happen. the ls -l to ttyS0 gives me crw-rw---- 1 ...
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Stuck at tty1and unable to boot normally

I fresh installed 18.04 few days ago. I am stuck at tty1 login instead of the normal login page after I logged out and tried to login to my account. I have tried Xubuntu advanced boot mode; disk ...
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How to add tty/pts in Linux to show up in “Who” command? [duplicate]

In my recent post, I found the solution to open GUI applications in another computer but I found out that tty/pts are two different kind of things. Pts is used for keyboard/screen meanwhile tty is ...
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Stuck in tty1 ubuntu 18.04

I am stuck in tty1 after just rebooting my laptop. I don't know what happen. My laptop was log out and I wanted to log in but the system seems to bug so I reboot and now I am stuck in tty1. I have ...
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Arduino over /dev/ttyACM0 recognized but on group tty instead dialout. IDE fails to open the serial console

I have plugged my arduino over the usb port and is recognized in /dev/ttyACM0 port according to my dmesg: [ 3269.509330] cdc_acm 1-6:1.0: ttyACM0: USB ACM device [ 3312.346228] usb 1-6: USB ...
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After upgrade ubuntu 18.04 changed from GUI to Terminal

After upgrading from Ubuntu 17.10 to 18.04 I am not able to login to the desktop environment. This screen shows after restarting:
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Cannot enter tty, ubuntu 16.04

I want to use ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop so I use a bootable USB to install the system. Now I want to install NVIDIA driver... another story, skip it. Anyway I need to use tty to install the driver as ...
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Stuck at tty login with infinite loop , How can i solve?

I recently use sudo apt --fix-broken install command and i got error while installing the packages and when i reboot , the tty login screen shows up and get stuck at tty login screen with infinite ...
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How do I access console from GDM ? (wayland)

When on GDM login screen, Ctrl+Alt+F3 ... F7 does not work. After logging into GNOME desktop, then Ctrl+Alt+F1 will bring me to GDM, F2 back to GNOME, and F3 to F7 to a TTY terminal. But before I log ...
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Why is /etc/init/tty?.conf ignored in Ubuntu 16.04?

When using Ubuntu 14.04, I used to have a custom /etc/init/tty2.conf that started a program in this virtual terminal. But after upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04, these files seem to be ignored. Regardless of ...
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Stuck in a terminal tty - can't switch to another or break out of error

I accidentally added a default route on my home server that disconnected me from it. No way to connect except on the console. When I went to the console, it already had a guest console active. I ...
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Pressing super+right-arrow results in tty3 login prompt

This has been happening to on my machine a lot lately. Super+→ is how I position windows using the GNome Put Windows extension. Pressing Super+→ results in a black screen on both monitors with a tty3 ...
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What configuration is required to render images in terminal? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to open an image in tty* I have this Memory about hearing w3m can render images. If I use w3m to open an image in a GUI it spawns a child window. This was the only way with my ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is not booting [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu. Whenever I try to start Ubuntu on my screen, the grub menu is appearing. Once I enter to Ubuntu it's not loading. Then screen shows dev/sda1 clean and checks mount unit for some ...
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Got this error “error@wl_inform_single_bss” [duplicate]

While i logged into Ubuntu i can see the desktop files without menu bar and notification bar and the program that i open cannot be closed and i tried by pressing CTRL+ALT+F1 and i got this error ...
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Xserver not starting on tty7

so I installed Ubuntu in a minimal install, it is going well until I installed the X server. instead of spawning in tty7 which is where it normally is... it spawn at tty2. this may not seams like a ...
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cp210x ttyUSB0: failed to get comm status

Running Ubuntu 16:04. I have bought a serial device(ttl) to USB called cp210x. It works most of the time, but after a while it can suddenly disconnect. There are two ways to activate it again, one is ...
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Can't write on tty in ubuntu gnome

So, I just installed Ubuntu Gnome and from time to time I like to access tty to leave something running while I do other stuff, but the problem is that I can't type anything correctly since every ...
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chkrootkit the tty of the following user process(es) not found

After ClamAv returned some trojans, which I deleted, I ran chkrootkit and got these results: Checking `chkutmp'... The tty of the following user process(es) were not found in /var/run/utmp ! ! RUID ...
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GDM not starting and I can't open TTY

I can't login to my ubuntu environment. It will get stuck on the purple screen and I can't even open TTY by using ctr+alt+F1-F5 I've read this: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I ...