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Virtual consoles reachable with Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6

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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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I cannot scroll automatically on virtual console

What is wrong with uguys I go to a "virtual console" by typing Ctrl+Alt+F3 and i get a console on my 60" RCA TV. BUT it doesn't scroll in ubuntu 20.10
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python3's print doesn't display non ASCII unicode characters on terminal (What else should I check ?)

A friend of mine wanted to print a character table on his terminal emulator in linux, and was surprised that he couldn"t print characters above 126(~). Trying it on my computer (He has Ubuntu and ...
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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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terminal doen't work, teminal error [duplicate]

I haven't installed Python, but unfortunately the terminal doesn't work. Pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or clicking the terminal icon doesn't work at all. Please help Do I need to reset this?
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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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Increase the fontsize in real terminal by Ctrl+Alt+F1

I switch to real terminal by "Ctrl+Alt+F1", Unfortunately, when I get into such a real terminal situation, the default fontsize is tremendously small. How could I increase the fontsize?
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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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Opening Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop on WSL2

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 (server/terminal) from the Windows 10 app store, and then after launching the Ubuntu Terminal via WSL2 (Windows Subsystems for Linux) , I installed Ubuntu Desktop and did ...
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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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How can the font size of a terminal be adjusted depending on screen space?

I would like to always have my terminal windows open up at 80 columns, but use all their given space on the screen (as in, the physical pixels) with a dynamically selected font-size (so that the ...
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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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Getting black screen in 18.04 and it's logging in there only in

I have Ubuntu 18.04 installed on an HP laptop. I'm getting a black screen and then a tty login screen like the login screen of a virtual console.
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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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Make non graphical TTY more compatible with XTerm

I have a machine where I do not need/want Xwindows, intead I just use terminal in text only mode. There is a problem, ttys are very limited compared to XTerm/VTE terminals, i.e. only 16 colors, many ...
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how to run or re-load /etc/profile.d/ scripts?

From within the GUI, I'm seeing this result: My problem is exactly that this does not happen in the terminal run under the graphical user interface; neither in Ubuntu 16.04.3 or 18.04. – Thomas ...
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Why is my console so slow in 18.04?

I just installed 18.04 on a Dell T310 server, and I'm noticing that the text console is unusably slow when scrolling text. To add some numbers to this, invoking dmesg immediately after boot over an ...
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i have read-only file system error

I'm running Ubuntu MATE 18.04 on an Acer Swift 1 laptop, I'm getting this error error screen. I tried everything I know. I can't even install Windows. I tried to install Windows 7, Windows 8 and ...
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How to change the primary display at runlevel 3

I have a desktop with two screens attached to it's VGA ports (GPU and motherboard). My main screen has two input ports (VGA and HDMI). I often plug my laptop into the HDMI port on the main screen and ...
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Exit Desktop to Terminal in Ubuntu 19.10

In Ubuntu 19.10, how can you exit the desktop and go straight to a terminal? I'd prefer to do this using a command, instead of Ctrl-Alt-F1 type techniques, because I'm doing this in a virtual machine,...
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How to configure the guest vm(Ubuntu16.04) to get ip from bridge network of the host vm(Ubuntu16.04) using KVM hypervisor?

I'm having trouble to get IP from the bridge network which was custom configures for 10.* addresses and now my guest VM was picking default address 192.*.
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Freeze on close terminal

Consider the following steps. I ctrl-alt-f5 into a terminal. I log in. I hit ctrl-d, or exit, to exit the terminal. My screen shows the graphical login page. (This is unexpected.) Neither the mouse ...
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Ubuntu 16.04, too many ttys

I'm working on a zynq board with Ubuntu 16.04. I find that there are more than 300 /dev/tty*. My question is how can I reduce the number of TTYs?
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Virtual terminal 1 not working, system logs out instead

Posted this in the Ubuntu One forum, but because of little activity, I am posting the question here too: 5.0.0-25-generic #26~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Aug 1 13:51:02 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/...
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How to get out of tty1 when you don't know your login and password

I'm having trouble logging in to the console in Ubuntu 19.04. I need to enter a login and password. When I enter my username and password, the console rejects the login. Keys Ctrl+Alt+(F1-F12) don't ...
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How can I fix virtual terminal size for external monitor?

I plugged in my 4K external monitor (Dell 27 inch) to my Lenovo Thinkpad l540 running Ubuntu 18.04 using a mini displayport cable, and it works perfectly when I'm in the GUI. (The scaling option I ...
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Can't log, and can't launch the console mode

After launch a game, I cannot log. The resolution of the logging page is low. I think that the nvidia drivers are corrupted. So, I want to log with the (virtual) console mode and reinstall the ...
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How do I increase the number of TTY consoles?

I often find it convenient to work entirely from the command line, and like to have several tty "consoles" open simultaneously. How do I make my system default to having more than the traditional 6 ...
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How to switch to text console without logging out GUI on 18.10

Occasionally I need to drop into the text console (via ctrl+alt+f1), usually to kill something. When I try to return to the graphical console (via ctrl+alt+f7), I've been logged out of my GUI session ...
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No text console with custom kernel

I've recently started using my own custom kernels in Ubuntu, and they are working without problems, with the exception that I don't have a text console when I press any of the key combinations Ctrl+...
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Why is the dropbox daemon running immediately whenever I open a new terminal window?

Every time I open a new terminal window, the dropbox daemon starts. There is nothing in my .bashrc to start this, nor is Start Dropbox at system startup enabled. Why is this happening? dropbox: ...
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Can't login and no password prompt when trying to login as root on console on Ubuntu 18.04 running inside LXC

I have several installs of Ubuntu 18.04.2 inside LXC containers in several nodes running Proxmox 4.4-24 (Debian 8.11). On any of these, When I try to login as root on the console, I enter "root", ...
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Cannot logn on virtual terminal - return repeating? [duplicate]

My Ubuntu 18.04.2 system is working OK except for the following problem: I cannot seem to be able to login on any of the virtual terminals (Ctrl+Alt+F1 to F6. Specifically, I can type my username ...
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Ubuntu 18 login loop and can't open terminal

I have upgraded my ubuntu 16 to 18 and after reboot I am stuck into login loop, found this solution but I am also not able to open terminal from login screen, ctrl+alt+f* not working. Is there any ...

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