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Using python to probe ioctl console

I have a situation where my tty is stack in blank screen when trying to switch VT (Using X11 in Ubnutu 20.10) I found out that I am frozen while I am probing with the VT_WAITACTIVE. Basically ...
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How to manually run/init/start a Xorg server on a different VT/TTY?

I want to start an Xorg server (which should only feature a minimal xterm terminal emulator from a newly created "pristine" tty). I have thought this to be as simple as issuing a xinit or ...
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Prevent Xorg from suspending when changing tty

I'm running two applications on two different ttys. Say application A runs on ttyA and application B runs on ttyB. If I switch from ttyA to ttyB I get the following message x-daemon[544]: (II) AIGLX:...
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How to reset VT 1 (or avoid getting into a bad state)?

This is a cross-post from RPi. I wrote a series of bash functions to allow me to switch between Raspbian, kodi, and emulationstation so that I could use Siri/homebridge to initiate the switch. ...
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invoking password-less sudo via xbindkeys

I tried to set up key bindings for changing the virtual terminal (VT) in X, as described in this post. Typing sudo chvt $(($XDG_VTNR-1)) into a terminal emulator appropriately changes the VT. However, ...
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What is this openvt command doing?

What is this command really doing (step by step)? openvt -c 40 /bin/agetty tty40 linux I tried this command instead : openvt -c 41 /bin/agetty tty40 linux and agetty was started on tty40 (not ...
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How to copy text of virtual terminal from graphics mode?

Linux have virtual terminals, one can switch between them with chvt 1, chvt 7 commands. Former is in the text mode, later is in the graphics mode. I want to copy all the text from first terminal, ...
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Why can't I switch virtual terminal now?

I have noticed I can't lock the screen because of vlock hangs. chvt also hangs on VT_WAITACTIVE and only attempts to switch the terminal (I see the image blinking). Pressing keys that in usually ...