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Virtual consoles reachable with Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6

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How to permanently set a custom keyboard layout for Linux console, login screen (GDM) and desktop session (GNOME/Wayland/XWayland)

I'd like to have simple instructions of how to permanently and consistently set up a custom keyboard layout configuration for all of these user interfaces in a standard Ubuntu desktop installation ...
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After updating to 22.04.3 I get a blank login screen asking for my username and password, despite inputting it and rebooting from USB nothing works

I'm using a Surface Go tablet. This is what pops up when I log in, I just blurred out my name information. I put in my password and user, but it just won't work. I tried booting from a USB again, but ...
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Laptop port not working

Recently I updated my system running Ubuntu Mate 22.04. Now neither of the ports are working, nor am I able to access virtual keyboard. On top of that, I can't see Snap Store in the laptop. My built-...
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Ubuntu 22.04 black screen after NVIDIA update

I only have Ubuntu 22.04 on my laptop. I tried to update NVIDIA drivers since Pytorch won't see CUDA on my laptop. I installed it and then decided to re-boot my device. Now I have a black screen with ...
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How to list the guest machines inside a host machine in OpenStack?

I have a background in KVMs but I am new to cloud. In KVM, you can list the guest machines that are inside a host machine by running virsh list --all in the host machine. How do you do that in ...
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Making koha and dspace available on a network

Recently, I installed Koha on my Ubuntu 20.04 system. I was informed that extensive configuration isn't necessary; I just need to ping the IP. However, I'm unfamiliar with these steps. I'd like to ...
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How to leave some RAM aside for virtual terminal?

I want to leave some RAM aside for a virtual terminal that is accessed through Ctrl+Alt+F2. When my computer froze, I tried to switch over to it to kill some processes, but it was not being brought up,...
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( fuse-zip ) Using cp reported running out of virtual memory

Hello I am using this command find ./"DCIM/Camera" -name "Camera" -print -exec cp -n -a -p -R -v "{}" "/home/username/path/to/destination/folder" \; to copy ...
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SUDO_ASKPASS not working

I would like to create a simple script to download and install a program over ssh. #!/bin/bash echo "Welcher Rechner?" read nummer echo "Verbinde zu APC "$nummer apc=apc$nummer....
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After upgrade to 23.04, virtual consoles are missing

I have just upgraded my Kubuntu installation from 22.10 to 23.04. AFAICT, everything went smoothly. But after the upgrade, the virtual consoles at Ctrl+Alt+F# are missing: if I press e.g. Ctrl+Alt+F2, ...
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ctrl-alt-FN-f7 is active GUI console 22.04 LTS Dell Precision 7560 -- how do I change this?

Can't use Ctrl-Alt-Fn with Ubuntu 22.04 In some [laptop] computers you may need to use ctrl + alt +Fn + F3 (in other words the function key together with F3 ...) to get the desired action. End excerpt....
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Cannot boot ubuntu because of low memory

I have been using ubuntu for last couple of months, but after some time ubuntu started to be laggy, so I decided to restart the virtual machine but after that ubuntu wont launch at all. Now I know ...
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libvirt - VM running in "virsh list --all" but failed to boot in virt-manager

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04. I created a VM named guest1 using virt-install. I started the VM by virsh start guest1 I checked using virsh list --all and it's running ~# virsh list --all Id Name ...
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Terminal Output Redirected to another user's terminal

I wanted to know if it would be possible to redirect the output of my terminal into another user's (that is part of my group) terminal. For example, I would like to be able to execute this command : ...
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ctrl+alt+f1( or f2...) is a black screen. (Ubuntu20.04, Gnome, gdm3)

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS startup with gdm3 can normally show the login window. But, When I type ctrl+alt+f1( or f2...), the screen goes black. I'm a beginner. I've tried every "fix" I've found ...
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Can't display virtual console [duplicate]

I got stuck on a login loop and to try to fix it, I need to access a terminal. I pressed CTRL+ALT+F1-6 but the GUI just freezes and I don't get a terminal. If I CTRL+ALT+F7, I'm back to the GUI where ...
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After attempting to upgrade from 18.04 to 20.04 login LightDM is black (blinking cursor), can't access v-terminal or recovery mode

I attempted to upgrade from 18.04 to 20.04 to no avail. After some issues I restarted my computer and now the login screen is just black with occasionally a blinking grey cursor in the top left. I've ...
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Increase terminal font size on focus

I can normally change terminal font size using mouse and +/- I need multipane terminal with four panes/windows that the focused pane automatically increases font size on focus and restores the normal ...
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What is difference between /dev/vcs, /dev/vcsu and /dev/vcsa? Why are there so many of them?

I know about vcs and vcsa by reading this but I find nothing regarding vcsu.
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Virtual consoles on Ubuntu

In This link is mentioned that Linux GUI is installed on tty7, but when I change my consoles using Ctrl+Alt+F1-F7 and check it by the command tty, I see that I have a GUI on my tty1 and tty2. I'd like ...
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How to reset/fix terminal sessoins (server), after I've killed its PID?

I was trying to kill responded window so I used kill -9 PID and the PID was the ID of /usr/libexec/gnome-terminal-server by mistake. Now, every time I start terminal (even if it is a virtual terminal) ...
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Small font size (console and grub)

Grub menu is very small, and the same is when I open a terminal with ctl+alt+f3 (how do you call it btw.?). Almost impossible to read. I have dell precision 3561 laptop: ubuntu 21.10 (dual boot ...
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Never seen this screen before not sure what to do

I recently upgraded to Windows 11. I am not sure if this is what caused the problem or if it is some other underlying issue, but I tried to boot Ubuntu today using Oracle VirtualBox and I was greeted ...
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How to close virtual terminal? [duplicate]

I opened terminal pressed Ctrl-Alt-F2 I saw virtual terminal. I couldn't return to Graphical desktop. I pressed power button. I again pressed power button. It displays /dev/nvme0n1p1:clean, 294223/...
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Ubuntu stuck on blank screen with blinking cursor

I am running Windows 10, Ubuntu 20.04.2 dual boot on a Lenovo Thinkpad. The setup has been working fine for me for 6+ months. The laptop was on with the lid closed and the charging cable got ...
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Exit virtual terminal

I'm using letest version on Ubuntu, I'm entered Virtual Terminal how to I exit. Some body says press ctrl+alt+7 or ctrl+alt+8 but its worked as same what can i do. I have important details on my ...
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How do I choose which monitor that my virtual console is on?

I turn on virtual console and when I do, it uses my first monitor when I want it to use my second monitor. I don't know how to select which monitor it goes on, I have also tried to do primary monitor ...
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Why does virtual terminal throw error on eval while Gnome Terminal works?

I sometimes use the virtual terminal on my Ubuntu (18.04.5) laptop and commands return error. For example I do: Ctrl+Alt+F3 login on my account bob@mylaptop:$ ls file1 file2 file3 -bash: eval: line ...
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Disable virtual console hotkeys Ctrl+Alt+F7 and higher

On Linux systems Ctrl+Alt+F1 thru F6 open virtual terminals. It seems like there are only 6 of these. Sometimes F7 may also be used for the window manager but at least on my current system (18.04) it ...
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Ubuntu main directory

Good day I want to make /mnt/c/Users/joey/Desktop as my default directoy so when I close then open my terminal it will be my main default directoy thanks
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How to increase font size in virtual console (tty) in Ubuntu 20.04 on 4k screen? Or how to change the resolution?

I am using a dell XPS 13 laptop with 4k screen and the text on the virtual console is very small. I would like to increase the font size. With the command sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup I took: ...
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Error starting penguin container: 15 Launching vmshell failed: Error starting crostini for terminal: 15|| What to do?

So I tried to download steam but it went wrong so I tried to uninstall it. It then said that there was an error and that I should try uninstalling it through the terminal. I didn't know how to ...
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Communication between my terminal and another ssh terminal

(First, just want to say I'm kind of a beginner in this topic.  Secondly, I'm posting this question in this forum after days of looking for some solution and other related questions with no result. I ...
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How to swich to /dev/console

I can use /dev/ttyX, but how to access /dev/console? I tried to use chvt console, but it didn't work.
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Terminal wont let me login

My terminal wont open up at all. After doing some snooping on the web I figured out to go to the virtual terminal and fix it. The problem is, that when i type my username and password, it says it's ...
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How to enable mouse cursor in linux virtual console?

I am currently on Ubuntu 18.04, and I've been wondering how to enable cursor in virtual console. I know there is software called 'gpm' (general purpose mouse) which is used for copying & pasting ...
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Ctrl+Alt+F1 doesn't open TTY [duplicate]

I am trying to open a TTY by Ctrl+Alt+F1 combination, but instead, I see the Ubuntu login screen, like if I have just logged out. It is a problem for me as I'd like to run twm instead of Gnome, but I ...
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how to enable ctrl-alt-Fn consoles

I am used to ctrl-alt-Fn (say, ctrl-alt-F3) to get a terminal CLI console scrolling screen. On 20.04 LTS (MATE Xwindow environment), the default ctrl-alt-F1 is the (dark pink) login screen, ctrl-alt-...
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Remove space between lines in non gui Ubuntu

My system is x64 Ubuntu 20.04.1 (Linux 5.4.0-48-generic) I use a non-GUI tty, and I wonder how I delete line-spacing (set it to zero). If this is about the font, please drop a font without line ...
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Recording TTY screen on Ubuntu

How can I record my tty2 screen? I tried OBS-Studio, launched OBS-Studio in tty1 (GNOME), and started recording. But it shows a black screen when I switch to tty2.
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How to open .DD file to analyze it?

I am new to this process and I'm struggling a bit. I was given a .dd file to analyze as an assignment in my current college course. I am using Sans Sift in a virtual box environment, but I have no ...
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How to parse Linux(Ubuntu) PTY bash output data?

I am making a program to show the Linux(Ubuntu) PTY bash output data on the windows console. But, It doesn't look friendly to show some bytes such as color bytes. Have a protocol document to indicate ...
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Where do I find the full list of shortcuts used in Linux Virtual Console (Terminal)?

I know only ctrl+alt+Fn to switch between consoles and scroll the screen by shift+Page Up/Page Down. Is there a full list of shortcuts specifically for the virtual console?
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cannot easily switch to virtual consoles -- why?

I can only login to a virtual console by using ctrl-alt-f4 as f1 brings me to a login screen (like windows_key-l to lock) and f3 has no result. This defies my expectations. While I haven't swapped out ...
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Can’t type capitals in the virtual console

I can’t type capital letters inside the virtual console using the shift key. If I use caps lock instead – it works. I noticed that the shift key acts like it’s the AltGr key (e.g. if I type Shift + q ...
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Change the username of in PS1 to any arbatrary strings temporally

I set my terminal prompt as: $ echo $PS1 ${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;32m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]\w\[\033[00m\]:\n$ It display as: me@alpha:/: How could change the username ...
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Ubuntu Openstack Console Error "Failed to connect to server (code: 1006)"

I have installed Ubuntu Openstack using MicroStack snap [installed: stein] on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. When I try to connect to the console of newly created instances... I'm getting the following ...
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Ubuntu virtual terminal not working

I am unable to open the virtual terminals by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Fn. All I see is the cursor flashing in the top right corner and the ubuntu loading circle in the bottom of the screen. Edit: I found ...
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Restricting login in text mode of standard user

How can I restrict login of standard user in text mode?I want only root to be able to access this.
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Switching virtual terminals is hanging X

I know there is often confusion about ctrl-alt-Fkey surprisingly "killing" X when in reality they have just switched to a text virtual console. This is not that question. When I switch to a virtual ...
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