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

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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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Is the PTTY inside the Kernel or Userspace?

I read, that drivers are a way to expand the Kernels abilities to communicate with hardware devices, since there are so many and will be even more the Kernel has to be expandable. In order to ...
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Does udev only check for matches on the first remove event?

ACTION=="add|remove",SUBSYSTEM=="tty", ATTRS{idVendor}=="XXXX", ATTRS{idProduct}=="XXXX",SYMLINK+="device", RUN+="/home/alvin/udev/test.sh" This is the command that works on add ...
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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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Redirect script output to /dev/tty1 and also capture output to file

I want to display text output on the console that is always displayed on a small screen on my Raspberry Pi. The following code works for showing that text output: cd ...
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Saving colored output regardless of the source

How can I save colored output to a file regardless of the source when the sources turn coloring off if they detect their stdout isn't a terminal?
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how to copy files using TTY teminal from one pc to another connected through same home network

In my academic lab my friend copied files from one computer to another that were serially connected using the tty4. How could he have done this if there was no internet and he didn't install any new ...
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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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How to get the real name of the controlling terminal?

How can one get the real name of the controlling terminal (if there is one, else an error) as a pathname? By "real name", I mean not /dev/tty, which cannot be used by other arbitrary processes to ...
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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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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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Stop interface name iteration?

I have a device that comes up as ttyACM0, however every time it is reset it iterates, so next time it will come up as ttyACM1 etc. Where might this lock be located so that I can remove it? I'd like ...
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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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Exit /dev/tty after error message

I run this bash function when a button is pressed, it calls my mobile, however when the call ends or I reject the call, it hangs in /dev/tty and does not return to the main program call.sh ...
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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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RHEL Serial TTY

https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Technical_Notes/deployment.html According to this, /etc/inittab has been deprecated. As suggested from this I created a ...
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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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How can I make a psf font for the console from a otf one?

I want to use the Inconsolata font in the tty console, but I need to generate a psf font for that. I found that there are two tools that should help me otf2bdf and bdf2psf. But everytime I try to use ...
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Serial port locked by random process

I have an issue with trying to open a USB device's serial port with pyserial. It seems that as fast as I connect the device, /dev/ttyACM0 is used by some random process. ModemMana 851 root 8u ...
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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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Is it possible to open a terminal with specified tty/pty

(I am using Ubuntu.) In my understanding tty is just a kind of port. You input something and it should output something. And a terminal (emulator) is a software handle those input and output. ...
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Why does tapping a TTY device only capture every other character?

So, I came across the ttyname function (unistd.h) and had to test it out. #include <unistd.h> #include <stdio.h> int main(void) { printf("%s\n", ttyname(0)); return 0; } On my ...
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linux + what are the messages bad tty under /var/log/messages file

under /var/log/messages I see the following messages "bad tty" what the meaning of these messages? second is it caused because some application that called - owstd ? as we can see from the log? ...
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How do I come by this pty and what can I do with it?

It seems that a simple shell redirect from /dev/ptmx gets me a new pseudo-terminal. $ ls /dev/pts; ls /dev/pts </dev/ptmx 0 1 2 ptmx 0 1 2 3 ptmx It disappears as soon as the process that ...
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How to prevent kernel or any broadcast messages from flooding the TTYs?

Because of some hot-plugging issue, similar to what talked of here, the TTY displays show a continuous stream of messages (which are also logged in the /var/log directory). Every text I key in flows ...
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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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Save scratch emacs file without access to terminal

I'm trying to save the contents of an Emacs scratch buffer, which I can't access any more due to an inaccessible terminal. On my Linux box I've ssh'ed to a server, and started Emacs. My Linux box has ...
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ERROR: init: ttyS0 (/dev/ttyS0) main process (1612) terminated with status 1

I'm getting the following errors every 10-30 seconds on a virtual Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 2 Server on Amazons EC2. Sep 23 09:57:05 ServerName init: ttyS0 (/dev/ttyS0) main process (1612) ...
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Are there any linux terminals which can handle all key combinations?

I like to use emacs in terminal mode (-nw), but it seems most (all?) terminals can't handle some key combinations - for example, C-<RET> or C-M-%. I know this is because most terminals emulate a ...
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Replace user shell from dash to bash [duplicate]

Everytime I use my terminal, I am always put into the dash shell instead of bash. Is there any way to change this even just for my user only? Tried apt-alternatives but setting the default shell can't ...
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No video on tty after sleep

I have Debian 3.2.63. After I push 'Sleep' button and come back my TTY do not work, only X11. Anybody know how restore video parameters after suspend?
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Reading from /dev/tty [duplicate]

How do I read what is being typed on a different virtual terminal? For example, I was trying to read from /dev/tty0: I did cat < /dev/tty0 and read < /dev/tty0 But nothing is being sent ...
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Make own graphical server [closed]

I had experience to work with framebuffer and found it pretty well to make own graphical applications. But the problem is that framebuffer is too slow. My goal: 1) Make a new tty which will work for ...
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Controlling the terminal while in the middle of a pipe [duplicate]

Say I have 3 commands linked through pipes: A | B | C I would like B to output error messages to stderr and some progress to the terminal. If stderr is the same as the terminal, then that is easy: ...
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How to avoid session login failure with ecryptfs

After encrypting my /home directory with the migrate-home ecryptfs-utils script I can't log in to an XFCE session on my Manjaro system from the normal login screen. If I try to, the session is ...
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Use/Grab the only keyboard with no user logged locally

I have a raspberry pi running some software (I have the source) that needs user interaction and has a special (USB) keyboard with only 3 keys. The program runs on framebuffer (SDL) and is launched ...
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Start a process on a different tty

After about an hour of Googling this, I can't believe nobody has actually asked this question before... So I've got a script running on TTY1. How do I make that script launch some arbitrary program ...
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Graphics in TTY

Something has come up which demands me to work only in command line. My primary job is programming (mostly in Fortran and Octave) and I need to display plots. As a lame example: I open octave and ...
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(In)significance of [… ] and tty root processes

A colleague of mine assigned me to perform a root-cause analysis of an enterprise security server sometime ago. We knew the problem resided in one of the processes run by root but did not know which ...
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User messages can't be switched on Fedora

A non-root user X cannot message a user Y. This is despite both users having successfully run mesg y. I've tried following advice for similar problems on Ubuntu described in this question. No luck. A ...
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How to switch between tty and xorg session

My xorg session is on tty1 and if I want to issue a command from tty (because I cannot do it from xorg session for some reasons), I press Ctrl+Alt+F2, for example, and type a command. But I cannot ...
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Questions about behaviour of running LiveCD Linux after unmounting a CD-ROM

Could anyone explain what happens in system after unplugging CD-ROM during working with LiveCD session? Suppose that I'm using Ubuntu LiveCD and suddenly by accident the CD-ROM disconnect for a ...
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Corresponding 7zip command for unzip -p -a

I have a question regarding unzip command in Unix. As of now my Unix command unzip -p -a is able to zip the file which are lesser in size. But if the file size is larger then the command is not able ...
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Is it possible to merge two screen sessions chained?

Let us imagine I have only one terminal. To overcome this trouble I use screen, so happy! However, I need to connect to another computer over ssh, to prevent to open several connections I want to run ...
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System not responding and ttyS0 (ttyS0) main process (1627) killed by INT signal

The system is not responding(Unable to do SSH or Telnet, even scheduled cron job is not running) if it runs for more than 5 days. The scenario is "the ssh session is opened and console is opened from ...
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Locating the terminal currently in use

I need to write a script to test if im using the correct terminal and then print a message This is what i have so far if(???? == dev/pts/1) echo Access Granted. Welcome. endif I dont know how to ...
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Replay a screen log file incrementally

I have run some commands in gnu screen and used the C-a H command to record the output to a screenlog.0 file. However now I want to view it. There are loads of terminal escape sequences, so just ...
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How to make switching virtual terminals instant?

I've configured kdm (editing /usr/share/config/kdm/kdmrc) to automatically open two displays: StaticServers=:0,:1. When I switch between them with Ctrl+Alt+F7-8 there is a delay of about 2 seconds ...
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What are the responsibilities of each Pseudo-Terminal (PTY) component (software, master side, slave side)?

I am trying to figure out how a tty works1 (the work-flow and responsibilities of each elements). I have read several interesting articles about it, but there are still some blurry areas. This is ...