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

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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 login to an ssh server and capture prompts programmatically?

I'm attempting to write a script that will login to a remote server via ssh, without popping up a password prompt to the user (the remote server is not under my control, and they won't allow me to use ...
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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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What is the default virtual terminal font?

From the Arch Wiki: By default, the virtual console uses the kernel built-in font with a CP437 character set, but this can be easily changed. I actually prefer this font over the default '...
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How to automate cryptsetup-luksAddKey with passphrase?

Context: I replaced my passphrase prompted at launch by a keyfile, stored on a USB dongle. My question concerns the step: # cryptsetup luksAddKey /path/to/mykeyfile . I generated my added key is ...
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How to send AT commands to serial interface in Yocto Linux?

I have a XBee device attached to the ttyMDF1 interface on an Intel Edison board running Yocto linux. I need to configure the XBee by sending AT commands to it. I have tried to open a getty /dev/...
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Arch Linux boots to tty1 by default instead of tty7 after update

I updated the system 2 days ago and now realised a startx systemd script failed to start. This is seems to be caused by the fact that Arch booted into tty1 by default. Switching to tty7 and restarting ...
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Suppress console output when switching runlevels

Is there any way to silence the output that occurs on TTY1 when switching runlevels? I'm talking about the output like in the following image: I have a simple UI that may be running on TTY1 when ...
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linux - disable all video output

I have a server I would like to disable the video output entirely on to save any memory unless I have a severe issue I need to be physically in front of it. The server does not have a graphical ...
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screen compared to opening virtual consoles

I'm not sure If I have my terminology correct here so please bare with me. When pressing CTRL + ALT + f1-f7 to change virtual terminals, how is this different from using the linux command line tool ...
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Verizon LG VL600 USB 4g Modem

I am trying to connect an LG VL600 USB 4g Modem from Verizon on a Debian based machine (tried on Linux Mint and Raspberry Pi). I got it working on Windows 7 Virtualbox VM so I know the device and ...
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Texas TI RFID Reader Hardware

[ 7598.927163] usb 1-1.3: USB disconnect, device number 10 [ 7636.541074] usb 1-1.3: new full-speed USB device number 11 using dwc_otg [ 7636.646870] usb 1-1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=2047, ...
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Why not display characters which I typed in tty? [duplicate]

I pressed CtrlAltF1 to enter TTY1. I worked a while mainly on vim, then my shell (bash) stops echoing. If I type echo abc it does not get display. Instead I get a screen like this: How do I fix ...
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How can I force the console to output to something other than the framebuffer?

I recently recompiled my kernel to support the vesa framebuffer for some Directfb fun but now my console outputs text very slowly. It's almost as if turning on the framebuffer caused my console to ...
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udev re-numbering when creating symlinks

I have USB cellular modem attached to an ALIX 3d2 board running voyage linux (which is based on Debian Squeeze). The modem registers itself as a TTY device, and so by default, udev will create TTY ...
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NixOS no login prompt in virtual terminals

I have NixOS built using 15.09 channel, session manager is sddm, display manager is KDE 5. Switching to virtual ttys from 1 to 6 gives me no login prompt, I see same piece of log everywhere: <<...
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tty works, but cannot run programs

So, I went poking around at /dev/ttyS0 and /dev/ttyUSB0, trying to get some ham radio accessories working, and broke it. ttyS0 controls the radio transmission, and if I run cat /dev/ttyS0 as the ...
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What are the keyboard shortcuts for the command-line?

I'm talking about the keyboard shortcuts that you use in command-line/terminal. Example: Ctrl+c that kills the process, Ctrl+d that logout, Ctrl+z that send process to background... etc. I've tested ...
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QEMU kernel panic to serial port

I'm working with kernel 2.6.13.1 on Debian 6 with QEMU/KVM for a class. The kernel, once installed, panics on boot. The curses interface to qemu doesn't seem to allow scrollback to view the entire ...
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What do these arguments to the login command do?

Was reading this article about automatically logging into a raspberry pi and they say to use this command: 1:2345:respawn:/bin/login -f pi tty1 </dev/tty1 >/dev/tty1 2>&1 After going ...
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256 colors in console (tty)

Suppose, I have a system without X server. I can only log in from the console. It seems, by default linux console supports only 8 colors: # tput colors 8 Is it possible to use 256 colors in the ...
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How to configure agetty to autologon on only one terminal

Running ubuntu server, I've reconfigured /lib/systemd/system/getty@.service to [Service] # the VT is cleared by TTYVTDisallocate # ##ADDED THIS HERE## ExecStart=-/sbin/agetty -...
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Why does the following shell sequence ends so quickly?

Let be the files com and fic whith the access rights defined in the following shell sequence: $ cat com if tty>/dev/null then read x else read x<fic fi echo $x $ cat fic abcd $ ls -l ...
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bash: no job control in this shell

I have a minimal Linux system. init is /bin/bash, only bare minimum of libraries in /lib/, /dev/ is populated statically, no daemons running (no udev, ..) When bash starts, I get following error: ...
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Linux: Difference between /dev/console , /dev/tty and /dev/tty0

On a Linux system, what is the difference between /dev/console, /dev/tty and /dev/tty0? What is their respective use and how do they compare?
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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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Why only 4 chars get sent to serial port via command-line

I'm trying to communicate with NodeMCU (CP210x USB/UART) from command-line. However it does not respond to my commands. I have set the correct baudrate via stty 9600 raw. echo "gpio.write(0,gpio.LOW)"...
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Detect how much of Unicode my terminal supports, even through screen

Here's the problem: I want to be able to discern if my terminal is capable of decent unicode or not, in order to use some characters or not, much like glances does, that sometimes uses colors and ...
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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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Return to GUI from text console with many X11 servers?

I know the thread How to get out of TTY and into X session apparently about similar thing as here, and Command line to return to the GUI after Ctrl-Alt-F1 about chvt. I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I run ...
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How can I get systemd to use qingy as my default tty program instead of agetty (debian jessie)?

I'd like to use a different tty program than agetty on my debian jessie machine (specifically, qingy). The tty creation is controlled by systemd via the (auto-created as I understand) /etc/systemd/...
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access to ttyusb0 as normal user

I am trying to access a serial device, which is attached as: "/dev/ttyUSB0". crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 188, 0 Nov 29 15:45 ttyUSB0 For that I created a new udev rule: SUBSYSTEM=="tty", ATTR{...
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How can I find all the files whose name starts with “tty” in the /dev directory with all the file informations?

How do I find all the files whose name starts with tty in the /dev directory? I'm a beginner and I don't know all the basics yet.
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Detecting shift + keyup/down in the terminal

How do I do this? I want a terminal menu where shift+up or shift+down selects multiple lines. ncurses seems to have problems. I don't necessarily need an advanced terminal library. I just want to ...
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How to connect to a serial port as simple as using SSH?

Is there a way to connect to a serial terminal just as you would do with SSH? There must be a simpler way than tools such as Minicom, like this $ serial /dev/ttyS0 I know I can cat the output ...
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How to turn off the monitor under TTY

Turning off the monitor should be a really simple thing, but it isn't. I know that under Xserver, we have xset tool which allows us to turn off the screen via the following command: $ xset dpms force ...
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xfce4-Terminal doesn't create a new pts session?

I'm running Openbox on Manjaro, and I've come across a peculiarity trying to use write and wall with some friends. I use xfce4-terminal as my preferred terminal emulator, and I was never able to get ...
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In which cases is SIGHUP not sent to a job when you log out?

I read an answer from a user who claimed that running foo 2>&1 >& output.log & would result in foo continuing to run even when they log out. According to this user, this even ...
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Take text “screenshot” of current terminal contents

I would like to, every 30 seconds or so, copy all text of a certain terminal or terminal emulator to a file, and display it in conky. I'm not talking about simple redirection (command > file), ...
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How do I write the output of Portage to a txt file?

I would like to be able to write the output of Portage commands, along with other commands, that I perform in tty (that is, the screen-wide terminals started with Ctrl+Alt+Fn where n represents an ...
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How could a user log in via tty

I rented this cloud server, and it is kind of attacked recently. I can see a suspicious user logged in via tty. leetom@S152:~$ last -x ayn1 ayn1 tty1 Wed Oct 28 18:59 - ...
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Adjusting keyboard delay in a TTY?

When using a TTY login shell by entering e.g. Ctrl-Alt-F1 on Debian Jessie. There is inhuman fast delay, specifically I think these values are correct (250ms) root@VB-NB-Debian:~# kbdrate Typematic ...
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Can a tty be made unkillable?

I used PuTTY to ssh into a linux machine from a windows machine and I was just messing about with the pkill command. I quickly found out that I could log out of a remote session by typing w to show ...
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How do I use the “screen” command if I don't know what the ps or tty the program came from?

I am making a python program that launches on bootup. I would like it so that I can interact with that program via the "screen" command. Then, if I need to talk to the program via a different tty, ssh,...
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How to use screen as a serial terminal with key emulation CR+LF auto mode

I would like to use screen as serial terminal but my output is not formatted well. I use this command: sudo screen /dev/ttyACM0 9600,cs8 thinking the configuration above is like 9600 8N1 with no ...
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How to prevent CTS from toggling each time a tty is opened or closed?

Each time I open() or close() a tty device file, the RTS line of the port is toggled off for a moment. This seems to happen even when hardware flow control is disabled with raw -crtscts. Is there ...
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How to echo tty1 after displaying an image via fbi?

I can echo to /dev/tty1: echo "hello" > /dev/tty1 I can display an image (while booting or not): fbi -T 1 -noverbose -a test.png I can display the image after printing "hello" to the ...
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Why does password prompt lag slightly after typing the username in tty?

I have this kind of behavior and I don't know how to fix it or even how to search a fix for it since I don't know how would I even call it. Here's what's happening: The first time I boot, when I ...
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Is there a way to deport gnome terminal output into a regular tty? [duplicate]

I was dist-upgrade my old debian wheezy from a gnome terminal in X and suddenly i got some display bugs. Basically i wasn't able to see the console and the upgrade anymore, impossible then to answer ...
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'Unbusy' terminals which will be logged out when TMOUT is reached

I would like auto-logout some terminal sessions with a TMOUT (timeout) configuration, but in that case the users leave a program opened for which the 'unbusy' sign is the ZERO I/O between server and ...