A representation of a device that asynchronously transmits and receives serial data.

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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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Unable to receive data from /dev/ttyACM0 device [closed]

Using USB based CAN device connected on AR9350 mips processor based Atheros reference board with linux kernel 2.6.32.61. Which is coming up as /dev/ttyACM0 device. In which Able to transmit data from ...
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How can I run `watch` as a background job?

When I run: watch 'cmd >> output.txt' & the job gets suspended by the system: 3569 Stopped (tty output) Is there a workaround?
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What exactly is 'scrollback' and 'scrollback buffer'?

What are "scrollback" and "scrollback buffer" in programs like bash and screen, and how do they relate to the tty, the programs being run, and stdin/ stdout/ stderr? Here is the only definition of ...
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change tty login timeout - ArchLinux

By default when I login to my Arch linux box in a tty, there is a timeout after I type my username but before I type my password. So it goes like this Login: mylogin <enter> Password: (+ 60 ...
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How can I hook on to one terminal's output from another terminal?

I need to hook onto output of currently running terminal (tty1) from virtual terminal and capture it (running X server). I'm pretty sure such a thing is possible by simpler means than debugging ...
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Can't login using serial on ttyO0 - BeagleBone Black

I boot Beaglebone Black, connected to my desktop by serial. It was working great, until now. Beagle is booting, output shows up on the console, but at the end I can't log in. I can't type the login, ...
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Why X server runs on TTY1 and not TTY7 on Arch Linux?

I've used Debian derivates (*buntu, CrunchBang), Mandriva, OpenSuSE, Fedora, name it.. all of them had X server at TTY7 (at least I think it was 7), accessed with: Ctrl + Alt + F7 Now, I moved to ...
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How do I assign the controlling terminal to other process?

I use TIOCSCTTY to forcibly take over the controlling terminal in other "remote" application. But after the application finishes running, controlling terminal gets orphaned and bash stops reacting to ...
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Difference between pts and tty

Possible Duplicate: What is the exact difference between a 'terminal', a 'shell', a 'tty' and a 'console'? I always see pts and tty when I use the who ...
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Endless data loop from dev/ttyUSB while sending AT commands

I have problem sending AT commands to my USB modem. At first I tried php-serial class, but when i was reading data, I got endless loop with strange data. Then I tried to debug problem and opened putty ...
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TTY1 message help? (with picture)

When I boot up , I am greeted with a black TTY1 screen with the following error Kali GNU/Linux 1.0.7 kali tty (screenshot here) Kali Login:[ 31.695480] brcmsmac: bcma0:0: brcmsmac: ...
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Can I change the font of terminal?

I have a Un*x OS installed without desktop, I wonder if it is possible to change the font of terminal.
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Letters tty terminal text mode are very small in debian. How to increase? [duplicate]

My Debian 7 is with letters tty terminal text mode are very small. How to increase? I know that Fedora 20 is possible to install in a troubleshooting installation. Thanks!
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How to read/write to tty* device?

I have a device that sends information over USB to my computer. Arch Linux sets up this device by creating a file named ttyUSB0 in /dev/. I have been using GTKterm to receive this incoming information ...
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How to use stty to bind alt/option j to stop current process [duplicate]

I know stty intr ^j will bind Ctrl+j to do intr, but I want to bind this to Alt+j or Option+j. Any one know how to do this?
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Ctrl-Alt-F1 not working from X

I have a system running Debian 5.0 that doesn't respond to Ctrl-Alt-F# (1-6) Check if Ctrl, Alt, F1 and F2 are intercepted correctly... $ DISPLAY=:0 xwininfo xwininfo: Please select the window ...
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Sending message from one terminal user to another user

I have a user of name x in tty1 and y in tty2. Now x wants to write some message to y and vice-versa. Now I typed in tty1 terminal write y tty2 It is showing write:write:you have write permission ...
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systemctl start depending on tty

I would like to start Apache automatically on my machine, but only if I login from TTY1 (I do not run a display manager). If I log in from any other TTY, it should not start. I tried this in my ...
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Script to gracefully kill X server and drop to tty?

I use the terminal to do the majority of my day-to-day computing, so I have the default runlevel set to 3 in /etc/inittab and I only start the X server when I need to. I currently have the following ...
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Modifying /bin/login or workaround

I'd like to modify (or rather create a modified copy of) /bin/login. I want the script to start in all ttys (like ordinary /bin/login) but with different functionality - it should allow user to login ...
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Meaning of entries in /etc/securetty?

I've been given a set of entries to apply to /etc/securetty, what does each of them mean? console tty1cd / tty2 tty3 tty4 tty5 tty6 ttyS0 ttyS1 I'm especially interested in the "tty1cd /" entry. I ...
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Remove the newline before `/etc/issue` in tty

I want to remove the default newline inserted before the content of /etc/issue on login prompt in tty. I'm using agetty and systemd. I tried to add the --nonewline option to my getty@tty5.service : ...
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What is the TTY major number of your Unix?

I'm currently working on a serial port library which already uses special frameworks to get information about serial ports on the system. Though serial ports are a fundamental design in Unix—as ...
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Comunicate with remote Serial over TCP/IP as /dev/ttyX device

I've one serial device on 192.168.x.x:yyyy (where "x" and "y" are real number) and it works correctly. But I want to communicate with this as /dev/ttyX device. I've tested socat command but not ...
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Terminate dropped SSH sessions

My SSH sessions seem to be dropping though that is not my major problem - the major problem is my previous sessions are still alive, worse yet one of them is running visudo preventing me from ...
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Schemes for linux tty and xterm

I actually prefer the font and colorscheme used when I'm in a tty terminal. After I start up a window manager, the colorscheme and font are completely different when I'm in xterm -- which is expected. ...
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Cygwin serial tty device for high-numbered COM ports

My hardware enumerates as COM125 on the device manager (CDC-ACM class). But, I can't find it under /dev/tty* listing. Does cygwin have a limitation on CDC-ACM class of com ports or numbers greater ...
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How to interpret all fields of `utmpdump /var/log/utmp`

I'd like to monitor logged in sessions, include how they logged in (physical console or SSH), and how long that session has existed for. It seems like utmpdump /var/log/utmp has that information, but ...
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Buffer each line locally on a serial terminal

I use kermit to connect to a device over serial. The device is quite "dumb" and doesn't have any fancy shell. It is really just receiving commands over serial and sending outputs back over serial. ...
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Where can i find any information about ancient doshell(8)?

I check the openvt manual by running "man openvt" command, and i found doshell(8) under "SEE ALSO" section: But there's no manual if i do "man 8 doshell": I checked the online manual at ...
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How to find which serial port is in use?

The Question: I plugged in a device (i.e. GSM modem) through a serial port (a.k.a. RS-232), and I need to see with which file in /dev/ filesystem this device was tied up, to be able to communicate ...
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How do I run a command on a TTY from a SSH session?

Does anyone know of a way that I could run a command from my ssh session and have it display on tty1? It seems like I could do that like: script command >> /dev/tty1. However, if I were to do ...
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Login into a GNU/Linux distribution is taking too long

So, When I try to login with my username and password (in tty), and insert a wrong password, I need to wait around 5 seconds for the system to tell me that the password is wrong. Why the validating ...
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How to use agetty from the command line

Is it possible to use agetty from the command line? I tried the command sudo agetty -s 34800 tty8 linux but it returns after a few seconds and tty8 is not open. Is it the expected behaviour? Also, ...
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Where can I find more information about /dev/pts/*, /dev/ptmx, tty and pseudo terminals [duplicate]

As in the title I what to know more about terminals and pseudo terminals, how they are created and how to create my own terminal emulator. man for pts and ptsname show some hints, but I want to learn ...
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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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Block TTY echo to display

I have a minimal Ubuntu as a Linux server. It starts many scripts on startup that is ok but I want to disable tty1 to echo everything to display When I start this server a login promt is presented on ...
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How can I print out the current keybindings in Linux/Debian? [closed]

How can I print out the current keybindings in Linux/Debian ? I tried xmodmap -pp and got the response: xmodmap: unable to open display ''
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Which getty should I use for /dev/tty1 - tty6 text consoles in linux, agetty or something other

I'm configuring LFS linux and I want to select right "getty" for /etc/inittab to handle text consoles /dev/tty1 - /dev/tty6 (the text consoles handled by linux kernel, with output on first display). ...
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Can slattach control a serial WiFi device?

I have a Wi-Fi device which is driven by AT commands over a USB-Serial connection. I am able to successfully make a serial connection to the device and set the SSID, PSK, obtain an IP address, and do ...
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sudo: no tty present and no askpass program specified

I have a perl script that I fork from another script that I launch from a web browser via mod_perl. The forked script (which ends up running as apache) needs to sudo service X stop as part of a ...
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Changing TTY font to a non-default font

I found two ways to change the TTY font: dpkg-reconfigure console-setup editing /etc/default/console-setup Either way I'm limited to the fonts in /usr/share/consolefonts (I'm using Debian). How ...
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How to redirect tty1 to an X11 (KDE) Konsole shell?

I would like to see what is going on at tty1 - the console I was booting from - while I am now on tty7 running X11 with KDE4, without switching back to tty1 (Ctrl+Alt+F1). I would like to see it ...
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How can I launch applications from 2 ttys on launch?

I've currently got 2 ttys logging in automatically, but I need to launch a node script from one and a C program from another as soon as the device loads. The device is a Raspberry Pi running ...
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Connect to pseudoterminal (same user) from lost session [duplicate]

I was running several large processes at once, and my PC froze (I suspect due to heat, its a laptop, and the fan was at maximum for several minutes just prior to locking up). The mouse cursor moved, ...
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Is monitoring rsync with a pts device possible?

I have a rsync backup script, and I was wondering about methods of monitoring it as it runs. I could have it save a log and use watch and tail, but I had a more elegant solution in mind that might be ...
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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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How to connect to virtual /dev/ttyX from same machines pts terminal?

I want to get output/input from /dev/ttyX console (normally accessible directly using keys ctrl+alt+FNr, where Nr is number of /dev/ttyNr: ctrl+alt+f4 access /dev/tty4). I want to view and control ...
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Is there a way to add some info about time/date to TTY prompt?

If you have a graphical display manager, you can notice date and time there, but I haven't seen such a thing when it comes to TTY. If I want to check the current time (or date) I have to log in. It's ...