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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What is the kernel frame buffer?

I was reading the "mplayer" man pages trying to play video using just the console, (I don't have or don't want to install X11). It mentions that I can use the kernel frame buffer device which is ...
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How to disable vcstime

There's a program /usr/sbin/vcstime which prints the date/time in the top/right corner of your terminals. You can enable it in /etc/kbd/config (on the last line). It's disabled by default. I'm having ...
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Can I change the font of terminal?

I have a Unix-like OS installed without desktop. Is it possible to change the font of the terminal?
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How to paint on linux graphical console?

I need to display QR codes on graphical console on Linux. I am using qemu. Can you give me a sample code of painting something on graphical console or a hint how to do that?
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auto mp3 id3 tag updater as a service [duplicate]

I have an ubuntu 14.04 server running 7/24 as NFS, torrent server etc. I have many mp3 files needed to update id3 tags. Is there a way for auto update those mp3 files id3 tags like musicbrainz picard ...
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Disable laptop keyboard to only use USB keyboard

I need to disable my laptop's keyboard so that keyboard can only be used via USB. I am not using X, I am on the Linux console. The solution should be able to start as early in the boot process as ...
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Using `minicom` not able to access the root file system

I am trying to use minicom for my serial cable communication to the target but I am not able to access the / of my remote device.I tried setting up ttyXX for minicom using sudo minicom -s but still I ...
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Name of the font used in Linux Console (TTY)

What is the name of the font that is used in Linux Console TTY 1-6?
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Can I run xvfb on a console-only debian system?

I need to be able to run firefox on a console-only debian system, and I want to run it using xvfb. The command I have been using to run it on my regular debian system is: $ xvfb-run firefox & ...
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Adjusting keyboard sensitivity in a command line terminal?

When using a tty login shell by entering Ctrl-Alt-F1 from an Ubuntu 12.04 install on a laptop the keyboard seems overly sensitive and if my finger lingers for a moment on a button I end up with ...
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TTY/Console Wallpaper Arch Linux

How can I set a wallpaper for a TTY/console (also during boot) on Arch Linux like done on OpenSUSE? I think a Kernel recompile is needed?
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How do I permanently change the console TTY font type so it holds after reboot?

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit Desktop Edition (A Debian based Linux). I used sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup from the command line to change the default console font type to Terminus. ...
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Options to show images when on the console

When I am on the console (the tty, the virtual terminal, which you reach with Ctrl+Alt+F1-6, not a terminal emulator), what options do I have to view images, tiff, whatever that's not text?
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in freebsd add DHCP IP as an alias on top of statically configured IP to the same interface on console (not by config files)?

I need to find a way to configure an alias by DHCP but not touch statically configured IP of the same interface and have to do it all by console, not by editing some conf files. As far as know you ...
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How to show a notification a la Growl to all Linux consoles

I'm building a textmode only linux netbook. I'd like to show information (like battery status) when pressing a hotkey, that would appear on top of whatever running program and disappear in a few ...
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Sound is gone after booting system in text mode

I started using GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text" grub argument for my boots, and recently noticed that the sound is missing. I start GUI from terminal using startx command, here's my .xinitrc ...
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switching between shells, stops the music that is currently playing

While I was listening to music I changed the virtual console using Ctrl+Alt+F2, and suddenly the music was paused. Returning back to the console that runs the X server Ctrl+Alt+F7 or logging in to ...
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Asterisk behaviour in creating links

I am trying to create symbolic links for a set of files. Suppose I want to link all the files with the pdf extension from an origin_directory to my present directory. Up to now I have this command: ...
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Boot failure: no errors, but I can't access the shell

I just installed a new RAID 1 array as /dev/md2 to a server. It mounted correctly and I was able to read/write. I edited fstab and rebooted, but was unable to ssh in. I then plugged in a keyboard and ...
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How to display commands in a different terminal?

I have a raspberry pi with a screen attached to it. It boots up to a login prompt. I have no keyboard and no mouse attached to it and would like to keep it this way. I proceed to login to it via ssh ...
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Serial Console Log Redraw Characters [duplicate]

We have a server in our infrastructure that logs all serial output of devices. One of the main issues we experience with it, is that sometimes we get output that is virtually unreadable due to the ...
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Cloning output of a terminal

I need to do a presentation over Skype of a command line tool over a fairly flaky mobile connection, since I'm currently traveling. I would like to avoid screen sharing to maximize bandwidth for audio ...
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Switch to a text console in Fedora

I have switched recently to Fedora 22 from Ubuntu Gnome. In Ubuntu gnome, when my Kodi media center used to hang while in full-screen, I used to press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to switch to terminal. Then find ...
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Keys for copy & paste in FreeBSD console

How do I copy paste text inside the FreeBSD console? I tried ctrl + c, ctrl + v super + c, super + v I have FreeBSD 10.1 installed in VirualBox on a Mac. I am selecting text with the mouse in ...
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How to install a virtual console font on Arch?

I want to change my virtual console font to Inconsolata. I installed it with pacman -S ttf-inconsolata, but when I do ls /usr/share/kbd/consolefonts/ I still don't see it.
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Will booting ubuntu in recovery mode use default keyboard layout?

I have a chromebook with Ubuntu 15.04 and I need to customize some of my keyboard keys in xkb. Unfortunately while doing so I managed to disable my keyboard and needed to boot from live USB to revert ...
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change terminal appearance according to server

I have 2 different serves (all running Linux) to which I connect via ssh . After login all terminal background looks same. I want to have different color theme or background for different servers. For ...
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How should look script that launches program on startup

I want program rescuetime to be launched when computer loads. I've found that for this task script should be created in /etc/init.d/my_script and this lines to be entered to console chmod 755 ...
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Different console font sizes on two installations of debian wheezy

I have installed Debian Wheezy on two different partitions of the same desktop computer. The first installation was done a few months ago with a version 7.5 iso image. The installation has been ...
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Is there any reason why I get ^[[A when I press up arrow at the console login screen?

Whenever I'm at the console login, I press up arrow intentionally to see the previously typed commands. But I see this ^[[A. But when I press Ctrl Alt Print Screen Scroll Lock Pause Break Page Up ...
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Setting custom baud rate on console

Just for aesthetics I would like to have my text on my console be displayed at a lower speed. I've tried using things like screen with custom baud rates of /dev/tty1 but it wouldn't work, input from ...
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How can I configure /etc/kmscon/kmscon.conf to use specific a) font and b) keyboard layout?

I recently installed kmscon on my system. Now I want to configure it to use a different keyboard layout (neo2) and, while I am at it, a different font, too. I stumbled across this question here when ...
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How to undo in spreadsheet calculator sc?

spreadsheet calculator sc is a very old console-based program. It does what the name says. I cannot find how to undo an operation in its man page. I currently use it together with RCS, ie. manually ...
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VNC/SSH: How to execute a command after logging in?

I'm looking for a way to create a VNC console user that executes the command screen or bash immediately after logging in so they get their own restricted shell for executing commands etc. Screen/bash ...
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Remapping Caps Lock to Compose

Because I now and then need to use scandinavian letters despite using US Dvorak as my layout, I would like to use Caps Lock as a compose key. (I don't need Caps Lock at all, I'm not a forum troll) ...
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Boot graphical application straight from Linux bootup (without verbose boot messages and desktop)

Is it possible to boot from minimum Linux core(Linux/Android) to an application (preferably created in interchangeable platform languages such as C# – Mono / GTK / Java / C) without any verbose ...
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Which systemd service starts text console on the framebuffer device?

I'm working with an embedded platform and need to have /dev/fb0 clear for my own use (the device accessible over serial console while the screen is used to display information, without X.). I've ...
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Is it possible to access opened gnome terminal session in text console?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. My desktop environment (compiz and unity) sometimes becomes frozen, which makes it difficult to save my work including text editing in emacs running in gnome terminal. ...
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Does all applications which show graphics without an X server has to use the frame buffer device on linux?

I am using limelight embedded on my raspberry pi 2. The application streams games from your Windows PC. It is not an X application because no X server is running. So does this application has to ...
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why there are six getty processes running on my desktop?

My desktop system is: $ uname -a Linux xmachine 3.0.0-13-generic #22-Ubuntu SMP Wed Nov 2 13:25:36 UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux By running ps a | grep getty, I get this output: 900 tty4 ...
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Is it possible to access to the framebuffer in order to put a pixel on the screen from the command line?

I am not sure if it is the only possible way, but I read that in order to put a single pixel onto the screen at a location of your choice one has to write something into a place called framebuffer. So ...
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Try to disable console output, console=null doesn't work

as mentioned above, I want to to completely turn off the console output, but putting console= or console=null in the kernel command line doesn't change a thing. When I enque quiet to the kernel ...
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How and where is $TERM interpreted?

I'm wondering how some terminal magic works internally. While playing around with docker containers, the environment variable $TERM was not set. This led to strange-looking console applications like ...
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Can I save output from a previous terminal command using only the keyboard?

I just spent the last two hours running a dd command (or picture any similar "difficult to re-do" scenario) from a live CD without a GUI; all I have is my trusty "multi-window" (CTRL+ALT+F#) Bash ...
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How to clear terminal completely?

When we use clear command or Ctrl+L in terminal, it clears terminal but we can still scroll back to view the last used commands. Is there a way to completely clear the terminal?
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Console font - how to show accents?

Arch linux on VirtualBox. My problem is the console (not X) does not show accents like "á ã ç". The problem is showing, not typing. I have a text file with these accents and when I use "cat" the ...
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Console tool to test internet bandwidth

I'm looking for a tool that will test my internet connection bandwidth and create an simple report like speedtest does. Do you know some program/tool that do this? Something with CentOS packages ...
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Historical bandwidth data in a console? (save/load statistics)

So, I found that nload and iftop displays the amount of data that passed and how fast. Now, is there anything like those that can save/load statistics? I want to measure the amount of data I download ...
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How to disable Alt-Arrow switching of Virtual Consoles?

The following happens on different Linuces: When I'm in a virtual console, hold Alt and press ← or →, the virtual ttys cycle. This is really annoying as I'm using fish-shell which also uses this key ...
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How can I connect and upload to this FTP host on the console?

A vendor has provided these FTP connection params so I can upload some data for them... Host: host.com Port: 46800 Protocol: FTP – File Transfer Protocol Encryption: Require implicit FTP over TLS ...