The system console is an interface used by human to control the computer. Basically, it consists of a keyboard and a monitor that can provide a text user interface.

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Change resolution of text console

I bought an xps laptop with a 4k screen. Because of this, the font-size of my text consoles (Ctrl+Alt+[F1-F6]) are quite tiny. So I tried to change the resolution by editing /etc/default/grub like it ...
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Launch a program to display text on startup before login

So I've written a simple UI in C. Its read only and displays system information like disk space, network info, etc. I am running ubuntu server 14.04 and currently when the appliance starts up I am ...
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Getting shifted movement and editing keys to work on the console

In most text editors I use (Emacs, Nano, etc.), Ctrl+Left and Ctrl+Right allow me to skip forwards and backwards in the document one word at a time. Similarly, I can typically use Shift+Left and ...
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Enable tty console login while “A stop job is running” (stop running forever, preventing shutdown)

A message like this one is often shown on shutdown: "A stop job is running ..." (nfs mount) This apparently even happens when the NFS server did not go away. But even if the connection to the NFS ...
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Console: Can't type special characters (Ubuntu 14.04)

We have linux-based computers (Ubuntu 14.04.4) prepared by other company to use their software. We have root password. Those computers has no X Window System. Just consoles. There is a problem with ...
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Desktop environment without greeter

I recently installed Arch Linux (for the first time) and now want to install a Desktop Environment. Since I really like the jus terminal feel and would like to keep a non desktop environment for all ...
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Linux root access recovery by booting on the console

This is my first question so bear with me please. So I have a concept in mind that I can't quite grasp. Very recently I recovered a root password for a Debian server by booting into single user mode. ...
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How to power down display on terminal?

I would like to power down/up my display from the terminal. Right now I have: setterm --blank force #wake setterm --blank poke Which gives a blank screen; but active screen (screen still receives ...
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How can I determine what is printing on my console?

how determine the owner of this output?? what is flooding my console? udev syslog syslogng? edit to accepted answer: I'll accept answer but... I don't use init instead I use systemd. kernel ...
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PDF-PRESENTER-CONSOLE + XQuartz

I am wondering when I try to launch pdf file (slides) with PDF-PRESENTER-CONSOLE (https://pdfpc.github.io). The XQuartz is launching in the same time, but I only get a black screen without the slides. ...
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Ctrl+Alt+F1 not working on vnc

I use a real vnc viewer to connect to my host machine. The host machine has linux in the GUI mode. I would like to switch between the GUI and the console mode, however the key Ctrl+Alt+F1 opens up my ...
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Fresh Arch Installation - Terminal text completely unreadable just after boot

Update: Added additional text to identify which images are merely blurry, and which depict fubar text. My laptop is a Toshiba CB35-B3340. Also called a Chromebook 2, with part number PLM02U-009008. I ...
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Disabling consoleblank on running systems without logging into the console

I have recently added consoleblank=0 to my kernel boot line in order to disable the console screensaver on hosts that are either VMs are are connected to some sort of KVM. This obviously only takes ...
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Accessing Console Of Ubuntu 16.04 KVM Guest

When I added Debian 8 to my KVM management tool, I found that I could not access the console unless I added console=ttyS0 to the grub boot configuration. It wasn't great but it worked. I am in the ...
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Switching to a virtual terminal is slow

When switching to a virtual terminal using e.g. Ctrl+Alt+F2, it takes about a second to switch. Not too horrible for something that's typically rarely used, but I would like to use it more and it's ...
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tty, console prompt customization?

My Arch based system directly boots to tty and i never use x system or gui. I want to change prompt or whatever which looks like [root@0 ~]#. I want to change it to current time 12 hours format and no ...
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linux - show image on console / X11 [duplicate]

Is it possible to show an arbitrary image across the console / X11? In essence, I just want the video output to be the image. Is there a way to do that? I would want the console virtual terminals ...
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Turning off console output?

I have a Debian on beaglebone without an X server and I need to get rid of any console output to the framebuffer device. I was trying few things I found, like console=null or kernel argument vga=0, ...
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How do I output stderr/stdout of my script to both a file and the console?

I'm using Amazon Linux and writing a script in bash. I want to output both stderr / stdout (preferably in the order that they occur) to a file as well as the console. However, this command isn't ...
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Booting Into a TTY with No Graphics?

I'm a little new to this so I apologize if my question is hard to follow. I'm running Arch Linux, systemd as the init system, and I would like to boot into a plain TTY with no graphics. I've tried to ...
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Some keys don't work in console (tty), but work in a terminal emulator [duplicate]

When I am am in virtual terminal and open my editor, I can use editor key shortcuts such as CTRL + Down and CTRL + Up to select lines (select block), or F5 and F6 to copy/move the selected block. ...
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Convert tty terminal output to plain text

I want to capture the text output of windows console app I run with wineconsole --backend=curses .... The app itself just uses boring stdio. Unfortunately, wine does a lot of escaping of the output, ...
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Linux console can't display any language other than English while the terminal under Gnome can

I'm still new to Linux and Unix-like systems and I've tried to search on the internet about my issue. Unfortunately I don't get a feasible answer right now. My problem is that the console(tty) on my ...
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How to change keyboard layout for an specific virtual terminal?

I know that "loadkeys" is used to change keymaps on the console but when it changes the keymap settings it changes it for all virtual terminals. I looked at the man page and it mentions a "--console" ...
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Archlinux'es pacman + tee == unclear console IO [closed]

I have a small issue with capturing the pacman's IO with the tee utility. I try this command line: pacman -S group-1 group-2 | tee pacman.log And there is an issue: when the pacman query which ...
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Keyboard map changes with TTY

I'm Belgian, and so the keyboard layout on my CentOS 7 is be-latin1. I've set it up with # loadkeys be-latin1. Everything up to here is fine, my chars are all corrects. The thing is, when I switch ...
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How can I show long console lines as paged view?

I'd like to print long console lines as pages which are below each other. For example AAAAAAABBBBBBBXX CCCCC DDDDDDDEE FFFFFFFGGGGG IIII should be displayed as AAAAAAA CCCCC DDDDDDD --- BBBBBBB ...
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Linux: console blanks to white

This problem happens on a laptop with AMD e-350 APU and built-in radeon HD 6310 graphics. It runs Slackware64 version 14.0. On the console (VTs), KMS is used with the radeon driver. The problem ...
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In a Linux system without X started, how do I assign the right windows key to the right control key?

I am working on a Linux system without X server, so I don't have Xmodmap to change keys on my keyboard. Since the keyboard attached to the Linux PC is a "windows keyboard" (if there is such a thing) ...
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Console that shifts down from top

How to make a shortcut that console is shifting down from top of the screen? I am using arch linux with xfce4. I want something like on this video: https://youtu.be/J3KiwoOxfkg?t=5m4s
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Attach framebuffer console(yaft) to existing tty(of own script)

I currently try to fiddle around with my android init ramdisk. One problem I'm currently trying to debug is that ADB in my new init won't start. The script works fine otherwise though, I used fbsplash ...
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How to reverse ESC and CAPS_LOCK on TTY

I'm looking for a way to swap Esc and Caps Lock on Linux virtual console. In X11, I can do this with setxkbmap -option caps:swapescape, but I don't know an equivalent in text mode. So, what can I do?
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Suppress warning of rbenv versions if no rubies installed

At the moment I'm working on Ansible role that installs ruby with rbenv. In order not to install same ruby version every time I run setup task I have to check that no needed ruby is already installed. ...
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Start from text mode + startx?

I'm trying to boot my Trisquel GNU/Linux distro directly from text mode, as I don't want to load the GUI if it's not necessary. I would like to work in tty1 until I type startx, which would start all ...
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display no longer listends to console after starting X11, not even after shutting down X11

From the console, or another virtual terminal, I launch X11. This is in Free BSD. I cannot return the display to any other terminal afterwards. By using the ctl-alt-F1 key combination, for example. ...
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Putty doesn't have any colors, but only for one server

I'm using Putty to connect to 7 servers. The problem is that one of them doesn't have any colors, which makes it harder to distinguish folders from other files. Here's what I'm talking about. ...
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Stop /sbin/agetty and log out the session

I start agetty using /sbin/agetty 115200 /dev/ttyS2 vt220 to provide console access through my port ttyS2. From the other computer, I can create a connection, and upon opening, I am prompted with ...
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Lost Folders and Files in the directory /home/ubuntu/ in Ubuntu

I have uploaded a .tar file in /home/ubuntu/ and un-zipped the file in the folder name 'analytics'. After reboot, I couldn't found the directory and the tar files. I have checked it through SSH ...
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Polling for a Bluetooth Button Push

I have a bluetooth button that I have successfully paired several times with various raspberry pi's and linux boxes. The button works as a unique doorbell and various other applications, but I have ...
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Origin of /etc/termcap linux entry

Why is there a type of $TERM called linux described in /etc/termcap? Why and when was it created and what's the point of it? Couldn't we just stay with vt-generic? Is linux just a customary name and a ...
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agetty dumb terminal option

I'm trying to set up a CentOS distro to output on a serial console. I went through all the steps described on this page . My question concerns the agetty command: exec /sbin/agetty ttyS1 19200 ...
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Is it possible to save Linux virtual console content and scrollback in a file?

I have a long-term running script and I forgot to redirect its output to a file. I can see it in a terminal, but can I save it to a file? I'm not asking for tee, output redirection (e.g. >, >&...
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Redirect console to a serial port

I have a serial port /dev/ttyS2 that is connected to a supervisor. Normally, I use this line to send commands back and forth between CPU and supervisor. However, under some settings, I want to just ...
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How can I force the console to output to something other than the framebuffer?

I recently recompiled my kernel to support the vesa framebuffer for some Directfb fun but now my console outputs text very slowly. It's almost as if turning on the framebuffer caused my console to ...
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get rid of “No Caching mode page found” message during boot

during early boot, I get following error message: [sdb] No Caching mode page found [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through If I understand correctly, this is actually just a harmless info message ...
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Display images in console (curses)?

What approach can be used to display an image in a console (no X windows)? For example, I can use curses/ncurses to divide a console into different panes, but in some situations I would like to ...
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Is it possible to see errors when executing a script inside a script?

I have the files my1.sh and my2.sh. my1.sh: .... do something ./my2.sh my2.sh: .... do something else Now my problem is that if any command (like or example a ntfsclone) fails in my2.sh I get ...
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256 colors in console (tty)

Suppose, I have a system without X server. I can only log in from the console. It seems, by default linux console supports only 8 colors: # tput colors 8 Is it possible to use 256 colors in the ...
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How to get Unicode values of dead keys from mediumraw console keyboard

In an application that runs in a frame buffer, I read keys from /dev/tty after having set it to mediumraw mode using int fd = open("/dev/tty", O_RDWR); ... ioctl(fd, KDSKBMODE, K_MEDIUMRAW); In ...
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Create serial console on plug in USB serial device

I have a CentOS 7 headless system with no serial ports. I sometimes want to access the server using a serial cable, so I plug in a USB serial cable (to my laptop's serial port) but I can't get a ...