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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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rs232 to usb not working

I also asked this question on AskUbuntu but there nobody comments on it I have a konig rs232 serial to usb adapter (no FTDI chip), but when I try to connect to a cisco switch/router (via Putty, ...
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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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Track down process that has notty

I have a Linux server (Red Hat 2.6 kernel) which had a spike in load due to an Rsync process which seems to have forked many times, but the process was run by rsyncuser@notty I didnt see any cron job ...
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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 ...
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How to change the default TTY after boot?

Normally when system starts you have all output printed on the TTY1, and that's ok, but I start X-server via startx and achieve this by the following lines in the ~/.profile file : if [[ $(tty) = ...
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tty blinking cursor not at insertion point

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 system where I, at reboot, login a root. This morning I did the things I had to and thought about running apt-get -y upgrade I started typing this but before pressing Enter I ...
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How can I pipe commands to any terminal?

I often use more than one terminal (or terminal emulator) at a time; and while in X I can copy-paste commands, besides not being very practical, it obviously does not work on the real TTY. The first ...
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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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Why does the Linux virtual terminal support only 16 colors, by default?

Why does the Linux virtual terminal support only 16 colors, by default? Is there a particular reason for this?
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Linux TTY Colours

I've had this issue for a little while now on a few machines, but never thought to ask anyone. Upon installing a new laptop the other day, and using the virtual terminal for a bit, I noticed that ...
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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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Only met by a tty “login” prompt when booting Mint

I've installed Linux Mint 11 Katya (dual-booting with Win7) on my PC. After some problems with booting, I decided to use NeoGrub to add a Grub-based bootloader, configurable from within Windows, to ...
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USB device to be detected at the “same” /dev point always?

In Linux (actually I'm with CentOS v6.5), whenever I plug in my USB Terminal/Character Device (some kind of USB Adapter) for the first time (after booted), it is detected at: /dev/ttyUSB0 But ...
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Weird escape sequence

I need help identifying what this escape sequences represents. I see this sequence is autogenerating on my server's console, but I'm not sure what is the reason for that. Escape sequence: ^[[[D I've ...
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Trying to understand how TTYs and PTYs work in CentOS 6.5? [duplicate]

I started to dig into the whole Linux pty and tty hell. I'm trying to understand how it works here in Linux so I was reading quite a lot of articles that covered this topic. So far I know: TTYs ...
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How to open tty or execute some script when the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+F[1-6] doesn't work and X11 is partially frozen but system is still working?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 with Gnome on Acer Aspire One netbook. The X11 or just some parts of Gnome like panels and partially windows (details described below) are frozen which doesn't allow to do ...
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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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What is the maximum allowed number of TTY, is it defined anywhere in kernel headers?

What's the maximum allowed number of TTYs? I found pty.max, but is there anything similar for TTYs? Or is it defined as a fixed value in kernel headers, I couldn't find that
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Can the empty spaces/background in a terminal be replaced with a random(but pretty) pattern of ASCII characters?

Context and Question There are many ways to colorize the terminal and shell environment. The output of individual commands, such as ls and grep, can also be colorized. Not directly related but ...
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Plymouth splash not working and causing VT problems

Since I tried installing Plymouth (boot splash), I'm facing two problems : It's not working My Virtual Terminals (tt1 - 6) aren't working anymore Here what I did : Added plymouth hook (after ...
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How to switch tty with a script / cronjob

Is it possible to switch the current tty/vt with the help of a bash script or a cronjob? I only know the physical keyboard input "Ctrl-Alt-Fx". I would like to show two virtual desktops at different ...
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Capture textual snapshot of pseudo terminal

My question is related to Keyboard and Console, but I want to do it for an arbitrary pseudo terminal, and not just the built-in Linux ones. Also, I'm not interested in a stream, I just want the ...
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How do you find what keys the “erase” and “line-kill” characters are in Ubuntu?

I'm new to Unix and have bought today a copy of "The Unix Programming Environment". I'm trying out the stuff from the book. But some of them are not working as expected like : To kill a line and ...
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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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accessing stdin/stdout of a process started in another tty

I logged in to my linux physically(say tty1) and started a process that watches stdin for commands and has some stdout-put. How can I access/use this process from a SSH session?
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Return to X session after Ctrl+Alt+F1

What is the command to return to the graphical desktop after entering the terminal mode with Ctrl+Alt+F1? I need it for operating my Raspbian.
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No Login on created on tty2 to 6

On my Debian Linux no Login is possible on terminals 2 to 6. Login on 1 works fine, xorg-session with XDM and awesome wm works, too. The Error Message shown on these 5 screens is: ...
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Detect if running in a virtual terminal?

I'd like to autologin to tty1 on login and then use vlock to lock it. How can I detect from Bash if the current terminal is a console virtual terminal (e.g. tty1), so that I can put the vlock line ...
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Use case of providing file-like API to terminal/console

It was explained in this Stack Overflow thread that each logical terminal has a "pseudo-terminal", and that writing to one: $ cat some-file.txt > /dev/ttys002 will cause the data to appear in ...
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Read what is written to /dev/tty*

How can I read what is written to /dev/tty*(* = 0 - number of tty)? I tried sudo tail -f /dev/tty1 on one terminal(X) and then sudo cp .emacs /dev/tty1 from another. X didn't show the the content of ...
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How to restore from a scrambled screen?

My screen is scrambled while reading some unexpected chars, It happens in a local tty, so logging out won't help. Any ideas? Hopefully I don't have to reboot
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Making a tty9 on a openvz VE

I am in a virtual environment. I am installing Asterisk and freepbx. They use this script amportal and it has a requirement to check for tty9 there is alot of mention on folks running this in a VE ...
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Best way to set serial port speeds on boot?

I've got instruments hooked up to /dev/ttyS1 through ttyS9 on a machine running Debian Wheezy. The various instruments communicate at various speeds. Is there a better way to set the baud rates than ...
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sudo askpass: ask from other tty

Context I want to setup rsync backups of my server, so I run the following command rsync -r -e ssh --rsync-path="sudo rsync" rsyncuser@example.com:/ /backup/ Ideally, that command would ask my ...