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Display console on usb screen without X server [duplicate]

I'm running a custom version of raspbian on my raspberry pi, it has no X server running only in text mode with only basic services installed. i got a usb monitor that i want to plug in and use to show ...
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Multiple terminals at once without an X server

There is a way to visualize multiple terminals at the same time without running a Xorg session ? I have a really low profile machine that could be great for some basic stuff but has an horrible ...
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How to determine the current color of the console output?

I know that, if a coloured terminal is available, one can colour the output of it using escape characters. But is there a possibility to find out, which colour the output is currently being displayed ...
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Which systemd service starts text console on the framebuffer device?

I'm working with an embedded platform and need to have /dev/fb0 clear for my own use (the device accessible over serial console while the screen is used to display information, without X.). I've ...
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How to run an app in a framebuffer?

If I can see a movie from the console (like in this post), then how can I use other apps like Firefox from the console? I'm looking for something that works in Ubuntu, Fedora, or OpenBSD.
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How make console to support chinese in CentOS 7?

How can I make the console in CentOS 7 support Chinese? I used localectl command. Following is the result: System Locale: LANG=zh_CN.UTF-8 VC Keymap: cn X11 Layout: cn The sets are for Chinese. ...
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Are there any terminal emulators with “true color” support available for Debian 8.5?

I've seen this gist and tried a number of options, but it seems, that the versions of those terminals in stable repository are too old and I need to compile newest from source and drag newer ...
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FreeBSD 11.2 - 256 color support in console window

I installed FreeBSD 11.2 on my DELL Latitude E7470 with UEFI (might be important). By default it does not install a GUI and that is fine by me (for now). Using the <Alt>+<Fn> keys I can ...
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Is there anything that can be done via a console login, but not via an SSH login?

On an SSH connection, can you do everything that you can do on a console connection? In other words, after launching a system and installing and configuring an SSH server on it, can you do all your ...
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Is a virtual console running as a process and implemented based on pseudoterminal?

Linux has 7 virtual consoles, which correspond to 7 device files /dev/tty[n]. Is a virtual console running as a process, just like a terminal emulator? (I am not sure. It seems a virtual console is ...
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Where can I find the speciation that a terminal emulator must meet?

I'm interested in writing a terminal emulator for fun. I roughly understand the division of labor between the shell and the terminal emulator from this post: What is the exact difference between a &#...
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Is tty like a OS without DE?

Can I use tty to call Media Player and watch a video? Or run a browser in it? Since tty is just a virtual terminal.
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Does the master device appear just like a standard terminal to the driver program?

From the Linux Programming Interface The key point about a pseudoterminal is that the slave device appears just like a standard terminal. All of the operations that can be applied to a terminal ...