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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unable to change screen resolution of tty

I am using Fedora 21 in Oracle Virtual Box. I am using just tty (no GUI). I need to increase screen resolution, I tried following things but failed: xrandr but gives me error: cannot open display I ...
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Where can I find a modern version of the “rock” (or “t”) console typeface?

Back in the Slackware and RedHat-pre-Fedora days, there was a console font called, at times, "rock", or "t". I've searched for this many times, but can't find any reference to it. I thought it would ...
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Remotely access my computer's framebuffer console from Android

I need to remotely view my computer's display. I am using programs that I launch from a text console, then they create their own graphical session, like Kodi or EmulationStation (it does not start if ...
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Netstat output line width limit

When executing netstat, I find that the command's output width is limited regardless of the console size, in contrast with other commands such as ps that seem to get adjusted. So for example: $ sudo ...
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What does Linux wait for when switches from Xorg to text console?

Sometimes my Xorg hangs and locks the console dead, with a “stale frame” of GUI on the monitor. Hardware and driver-related problems are likely (see here for description of particular configuration), ...
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use mosh without giving up local scrollback / history?

Is there a way to use mosh without giving up the local scrollback? Basically, in some circumstances, IP-roaming is indeed useful and needed, but the extra terminal emulation and key prediction seems ...
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How to get fewer ttys with Systemd?

In the old days I just modified /etc/inittab. Now, with systemd, it seems to start tty[1-6] automatically, how should I disable tty[4-6]? Looks like there's only one systemd service file, and it use ...
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My /dev/vcs7 is missing - is this by design, or can I create it?

In searching for a way to see the messages on my machine's console (the tty I get when hitting Ctrl+Alt+F7) from a shell, it was suggested to me that /dev/vcs7 was the appropriate place to look. This ...
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Where is the `$TERM` environmental variable set in Debian Jessie for console logins?

I have read a lot of articles and SE questions regarding how and where the default $TERM environmental variable gets set. Unfortunately in Debian 8.1 I can't seem to find where the default $TERM ...
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Map Caps Lock to Escape for server not running X [duplicate]

I am using xmodmap to remap the capslock key to escape for my Linux system running X. I am now working directly on a headless Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server that does not run X. Is there any easy way to ...
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How to quickly add some space in the terminal?

I often find myself scrolling back through the terminal with the mouse-wheel to see the first of many C++ template errors issued by a command. Anticipating this, I'll hold down the Return key to give ...
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How to increase the speed of a text console (kernel mode setting)?

On a Fedora 17 system (i915 hardware) KMS works out of the box - and using the console (i.e. Ctrl+Alt+F2 etc.) is very framebuffer-like. To the point that scrolling through a man page or cat log-files ...
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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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RHEL7 text-only installation

I want to install RHEL7 in purely text-only mode. Although I added the inst.text and inst.cmdline kernel option (since I want it to install from kickstart) it still requires more than a console as it ...
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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 can I make the TTY use the appropriate charset?

Note: forked of this per recommendation here. While I got the X keyboard layout right on my own after I fixed that stupid typo, I still can't set the console charset, key map, font map, or whatever ...
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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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copy from file and paste in the terminal without x server

I have got an ubuntu linux without x server installed on it (cos it's only a gateway). I am requested by an application (ossec,-my question is not ossec related-) to paste information into the ...
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Console timeout blanks to white instead of black

My hardware screen on my laptop turns white, when the console timeouts and blanks, upon idling. I would expect it to normally turn black or turn off the screen entirely. When clicking a button, the ...
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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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Why CentOS 6 adjusts console width when running screen?

I run a console window through my PuTTY session. That console windows has a column width of 140. When I start the screen session, the console shrinks to 80 columns. I do not see this behavior on ...
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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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How to detect Keyboard Function Keys in daemon (FreeBSD) [closed]

I am interested in writing a daemon that watches for raw key events so I can detect the F-keys on my keyboard and launch programs when they are pressed. How can I detect when these F-keys are pressed? ...
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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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Best way to use a shell with Cygwin in Windows 7

I installed Cygwin, to be disappointed that bash by default runs within "cmd.exe". I googled around and found Console2. It's not a particularly well-designed application, as doing adjustments is ...
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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 set the resolution in text consoles (troubleshoot when any `vga=…` fails)

It is a common way to set the resolution of a text consoles (that are usually available by Ctrl-Alt-F1 thru Ctrl-Alt-F6) by using a vga=... kernel parameter. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid, output of ...
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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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What is the exact difference between a 'terminal', a 'shell', a 'tty' and a 'console'?

I think these terms almost refer to the same thing, when used loosely: terminal shell tty console What exactly does each of these terms refer to?
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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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Command line to return to the GUI after Ctrl-Alt-F1?

I'm unable to return to the GUI with Ctrl-Alt-F7 (or any of the 12 function keys). I have some unsaved work and I don't want to lose them. Are there any other key combinations that will allow me to ...
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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 ...