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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Linux VT Emacs in tmux, breaks color and cursor

TERM is set to screen. I tried with screen-256color, but then the colors went really nuts. I also tried xterm, linux, and some others (that I could think of, not really thinking) but screen is the ...
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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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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 /dev/...
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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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Ctrl+Alt+F1(F2,F3,F4…) doesn't work after /run was filled up

# uname -a Linux kali 4.0.0-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.0.4-1+kali2 (2015-06-03) x86_64 GNU/Linux # uptime 19:31:04 up 40 days, 4:38, 56 users, load ...
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enable external display on FreeBSD console

tl;dr, I'd like to use the external display with FreeBSD 10.0 on an HP Pavilion g7-2270us. Don't care if it's mirrored or I have to select one or the other. Here's the symptoms: When a display is ...
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Setting Framebuffer splash resolution when exiting X

I installed a copy of BackTrack 5 R2 (Ubuntu 10.04) to my HDD and dual-booted with Windows 7. After a bit of tweaking I set about updating the native Intel drivers because it was only allowing me to ...
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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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Stop init.d from running, and go to terminal prompt

I'm running Rasbian (Debian?) on my Raspberry Pi, and have allot of auto-starting things in init.d. But what if I want to stop them all from running, and simply break into a terminal prompt? I've ...
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add monitor to linux tty framebuffer

Whenever I use my laptop at my desk, I usually connect it to an external display on DP-1. To switch the window manager output to this display, I can just use xrandr --output DP-1 ... However, ...
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How can force my screen to unblank?

I've been doing a lot of looking around forums for different ways to unblank the screen. I am running embedded linux on a machine I have and I found out that the screen goes blank under certain ...
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LDAP: view DIT structure from terminal

Can I get list of existing entries using any console utilities? For example - I can get a tree of my filesystem with tree: $ tree . ├── Catalina │   └── localhost │   ├── host-manager.xml │   ...
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badblocks and “end_request: I/O error” in output

I have 500GB disk in my toshiba laptop, I tried to do backup of files in this HDD but it failed few times (ubuntu just closed copying operation or unmounted disk during copying files). So I boot my ...
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Getty not starting in qemu

I'm trying to get running an ARM based Debian inside qemu. As a rootfs I'm using structure from embeddedarm 2gb sdcard image with versatile 2.6.24 kernel downloaded from fedora qemu tutorial site. At ...
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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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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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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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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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Emulate console by sending data on one UDP port, and receive text from another

Note: I also posted this question on SuperUser, because I'm not sure where it belongs I'm trying to establish a "console-like" connection with a National Instruments cRIO-FRC. It broadcasts its ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“map: vt01 => fb0” - what is that?

At startup of Rasbian on Raspberry PI, when console asks for login I can see the following text: map: vt01 => fb0 What does that mean? How can I disable it? (hide this message, I would only like ...
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How to get the very first boot messages in high resolution

After upgrading to debian jessie I abandoned the proprietary nvidia drivers and switched to nouveau. I am using grub2 to boot. Kernel is 3.8.2 compiled from source. my graphics card is an nvidia ...
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How to find blockage for Virtual Terminal switching?

I am stuck on virtual terminal 14. Starting some SDL-software brought me there. Now I cannot go anywhere else. Every "chvt" freezes (at the "VT_WAITACTIVE" ioctl) if it is not chvt 14 which succeeds. ...
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Disable embedded keyboard when in a tty

I've been lately working on a netbook. I like to connected an external keyboard and mouse to it whenever I can, and I put the keyboard over the embedded keyboard. When on X, I used xinput to disable ...
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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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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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adding a console target to GDM

In KDM, KDE's display manager, there's an option to exit the DM and login at the terminal. Gnome's display manager does not have this option. Here's the entry for Cinnamon: [Desktop Entry] Name=...
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Kubuntu terminal setting depending on display

I am running Kubuntu on dual screen configuration. Both displays have the same resolutions (FullHD) but the trick is that one is significantly smaller than the other (24 inch monitor vs. 15 inch ...
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(nologin) root and id X re-spawning

Today I faced a strange issue on one of the test server. Server was set to Runlevel 5. But it didnt work and system changed to runlevel 3. It was showing "init: Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled ...
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Console Terminus Font Size in Slackware?

I am running Slackware 14.1 mostly from the command line on a 1366x768 monitor (using a vesa mode appropriate for the resolution, 0x34c if it matters, giving me a screen resolution of 1366x768x32 in ...
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Debian 7 - Startx fails to start system

When I boot into the second primary boot loader, I get to the text based console to boot when I type 'startx'. The screen loads, and goes black for 10 seconds. Then when it loads a white screen ...
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why cannot read /dev/console after reboot AIX

I use < /dev/console when running Micro-Focus cobol programs in background cron jobs instead of < /dev/null because then we don't get an warning about the input file not supporting ioctl. The ...
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vi hangs when run in /dev/console under LXC

I'm running an Arch Linux container from within lxc. The lxc-start command connects to the internal /dev/console, on which I have agetty running using the following command: /sbin/agetty --noclear -a ...
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Debian Console Font with Nvidia Drivers?

On my Debian Squeeze (6.x) installation my system had a nice small login shell font (terminus??) but after installing the nvidia drivers for my machine it boots up using a very chunky font (on a 24 ...
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Change terminal resolution on Whiite (Wii Linux)

Is there a way to change the terminal resolution in Whiite (Linux for Wii)? All the answers I can find suggest editing grub configuration, but Whiite uses a custom bootloader instead of grub.
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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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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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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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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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How can I configure /etc/kmscon/kmscon.conf to use multiple layouts

I want to configure kmscon to use two layouts. Now my /etc/kmscon/kmscon.conf looks like this: xkb-layout=us,ru xkb-options=grp:alt_shift_toggle font-name=Liberation Mono font-size=12 but it's not ...
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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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Hot-changing font-size, number of rows / columns on a text terminal

This question comes from this other. I have no X-Windows installed in my system. I just simply would like to change rows/columns in a text console (terminal) without rebooting. The desired behavior ...
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How to switch between the virtual consoles ttyv1, ttyv2 10 on FreeBSD?

The CTRL+ALT+F1..F12 keybinding does not work. I'm using kde interface.
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TTY not work after X starts

I have a HP Envy4 5306tx laptop with Intel+Nvidia dual cards, and I install fedora 19 X64 on it without NVidia proprietory driver. However, there are some problems about the X and TTY。 The TTYs are ...