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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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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How to rotate the LCD screen/framebuffer to 180 degree?

I have a custom board with a Freecale i.MX6Q SoC. I am using Linux kernel 3.03.35 and LCD is 3.5 inch RGB type display. I want to rotate my LCD screen to 180 degree. I tried a lot to pass parameters ...
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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 ...
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How to launch xev from console?

I am trying to launch Xev from console, it always gives "unable to open display", I need to launch xev from a console as another user (I use sudo -u '#1000' to do this). I know xev has a "display" ...
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Viewing system console messages in GUI

Under Linux, is it possible to view error messages that show up on the text mode terminal while in GUI mode, instead of having to press Ctrl+Alt+F1 or Ctrl+Alt+F2 to view the messages every time and ...
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Construct a command by putting a string into a tty

I managed to do this echo -n "command" > /dev/tty1 The letters appear, and the cursor moves, but they are "ghosts" - if you hit enter, nothing happens (they are not in stdin). Edit: In the ...
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printf>stdin unusable with read [duplicate]

With read, sending "a" to stdin is not equivalent to pressing "a" (or use your favorite letter/key). Tested this: ~$ read -n1 & fg [1] 11620 read Then "typed" "a" into the read process stdin ...
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Kernel loglevel and console manipulation

I want to have two console kernel arguments, one /dev/tty2 for screen and one /dev/ttyAM0 for serial debugging. I can achieve that simply with: console=ttyAM0,115200 console=tty2 I want /dev/ttyAM0 ...
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Backspace and CTRL commands print question marks

I've run into a peculiar issue on a fresh gentoo install. Within the console, the backspace key prints an adorable little question mark inscribed within a square instead of its intended function. ...
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Capture console output from existing process(es) to file [duplicate]

We have a requirement to troubleshoot an existing system running Busybox, we have Telnet access. It would be helpful to log the system's console output (ideally the last n lines of it) to a file for ...
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RHEL:Change Screen Resolution of Virtual Console

I am working on a RHEL 6.3 Workstation. And the monitor is a HD AOC Monitor. Problem I am facing is whenever this machine starts up, it runs with maximum screen resolution. It is a big screen and ...
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Remote terminal application

Does anyone know if there exist an application which allows admin run other apps in kind of desktop environment. What i mean is a kind of VNC application which only gives user the terminal console, ...
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change linux text console scrolling speed - without rebooting

Is there any way to change to the text console scrolling speed without rebooting? Currently using Fedora, but non-distribution-specific answers appreciated. ...
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loadkeys has (almost) no effect

I'm running CentOS 6.4 on vagrant and then doing a vagrant SSH into the box. I've been trying to get backspace to work correctly for a while now (as chronicled here: Centos Terminal Configuring ...
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Can I configure bash to execute “clear” before every command typed in the console?

I would like to configure bash to execute clear command every time I type some command in the terminal (before executing my command). How can I do that? I'm using Debian Linux.
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Output shutdown messages to multiple consoles

I have configured my system to direct console output on boot to serial and vga using kernel parameters. Serial is the last argument in the kernel parameters and will be the default used for ...
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How to stop displaying error logs from the terminal in linux?

I am using Linux, there are some error logs related to some applications are over flooding one of my terminal. They look like this: 20/01 15:54:29.894138[3319][65536] Unexpected exception during ...
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Bootloader fails to load linux kernel

I upgraded linux kernel from 2.6.32 to 3.0.7 but now bootloader isn't able to load the kernel image. Specifically, boot procedure freezes after: Starting kernel ... Uncompressing Linux... done, ...
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tmux: shared session, one user in a pane, another in another pane, two different cursors

I've decided to try tmux: have been reading the docs and googling around, trying to find a way to have two users sharing a session, each with a different cursor. However, giving 777 permissions to ...
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Console TTY displays on integrated Intel HD3000's monitor instead of NVidia GPU's monitor

I've got two monitors attached to my desktop PC's GPU (a GeForce 560Ti) that work fine for X. When I switch to the console TTY, however, both monitors show nothing. The console TTY is being ...
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Change the status of the keyboard leds, from within an X session, without root access

I am trying to force the capslock led on. xset does not work for me, so I am trying to use setleds. In a graphical console, this command returns: > LANG=C setleds -L +caps KDGKBLED: Inappropriate ...
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`nl` invocation soaking all input before numbering

How can this be done? I don't see any applicable option in the manual. I have positively checked that indentation breaks after ten million lines. You can check it like: $ (for i in `seq 0 ...
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Running Linux in text mode - blank diamonds instead of Chinese/Punjabi etc. characters

While in the text mode and using, for example, Chinese/Simplified or India/Punjabi locale I get blank diamond symbols in the console in place of the characters. I am running Xubuntu with ...