Questions tagged [console]

The system console is an interface used by human to control the computer. Basically, it consists of a keyboard and a monitor that can provide a text user interface.

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How to generate new console in text mode linux

In GNOME mode linux, we can use: gnome-terminal to generate a new console. I am running linux in text/server mode ( No GNOME installed ) How can I generate a new console like gnome-terminal?
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How to track a login console crash?

I have a Jessie install that wont allow me to logon. It boots up, presents the prompt, accepts the username and password, but just blinks and comes back to the login prompt. It appears that Bash is ...
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Using TTY fonts taller than 32 pixels

I have a HiDPI laptop and 32 pixels is a bit too small to be comfortably read. I was unable to find any larger fonts, so I decided to create my own. This works fine for any font smaller than- or ...
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How to set the resolution in text consoles using Nvidia proprietary driver, without using GRUB

I just installed an Nvidia GPU, with the properitery Nvidia drivers, for better speed & support. The text console's resolution feels very small compared to the actual resolution of 1920x1080. I'...
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Cannot force Debian to start in Framebuffer 640x480 resolution

In order to port an embedded project from an ARM target to Linux/x86, I have to create a Debian VM (I'm using Virtualbox right now) which starts in framebuffer mode with 640x480 resolution. I used ...
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Text mode console - terminal fails to scroll

On a machine with a newer NVidia RTX card, the framebuffer fails entirely. So the only way to make the virtual console work was to use text mode: GRUB_TERMINAL=console GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="...
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What application manages the consoles

With Alt + Fn you can switch between virtual consoles in most Linux distributions. What application handles the switching of consoles and how? I suppose it has to read the keyboard input before all ...
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Remove all the entries in /etc/securetty except console, tty[0-9]* and vc\[0-9]*

I would like to remove all the entries in /etc/securetty file except console, tty[0-9] and vc/[09]. ~]# cat /etc/securetty console vc/1 vc/2 vc/3 vc/4 vc/5 vc/6 vc/7 vc/8 vc/9 vc/10 vc/11 tty1 tty2 ...
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Trying to get a different terminal for Cinnamon on Debian 10.3

I have Debian 9 at work, which comes with Konsole as a option for terminal use. I quite like Konsole, and would like to use it for my Debian 10.3 virtualbox on my home machine. However, the only two ...
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Have mocp observe a folder to play music

Is there a way I can have mocp observe a folder and shuffle play between all files, even as they are added?
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Move text console to another card (both NVidia, proprietary driver)

A machine has two video cards: (1) an NVidia RTX 2080 Ti 12G (on PCIe 3x) and (2) NVidia GT710 (on PCIe 2x). The motherboard is Tyan S7065, two Xeons, chipset Intel C602. The idea is to use (1) for ...
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Why are there TTYs only on one GPU?

I recently installed Centos 7 on a Dell PowerEdge R740 with a Nvidia GPU added to it. After installation I was surprised to see that the iDRAC remote console capabilities was not working. Not even ...
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zsh script prompt reading single keystroke: add newline when appropriate?

I have a script that takes an -i flag (→ $interactive) and if set, asks a yes/no-default-no question for each target, à la rm -i and others. Zsh’s read -q is designed for this exact case—it accepts a ...
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If someone logs into serial and exits console without logout, how do I automatically logout?

am using a debian based linux system. There is a console access to it via Lantronix SLC8000 Advanced Console Manager. When I login it asks for username and password (Both Console manager and server ) ...
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tmux reattach to session automatically after kill and restart

I have a tmux session, in which i have a running node.js server. Because i'd like to watch the colored console outputs as they are printed, i always attach myself to the session. So far, so good. It ...
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Stuck on /init with custom CPU

For a university project I was tasked with implementing privilege levels on an existing RISC-V (rv32i) processor with the end goal to have it run Linux. Due to complexity, my project ended with the ...
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Is it possible to have an auto-refresh while editing a markdown file with mdp?

mdp is a console viewer for Markdown files and I find it is a very helpful tool. Is it though anyhow possible to make the tool/the console to auto-refresh so that I have immediate visual feedback ...
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Linux console with different input / output font size

Is there a way to have multiple font sizes in a single linux console? example: x@system:~$ ls -a // Font Size 14 . .. td // Font Size 10
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How Can I Write to Console During Shutdown?

I am trying to prevent the user from shutting down or rebooting without physically removing a flash card from the machine. To do that, I have written a SystemD service, removeflash.service: [Unit] ...
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Getting meta to work with the carpalx-full console keymap

In the Arch Linux console, M-b (alt-b) moves back one word with the default us layout, but after loadkeys carpalx-full, it doesn't (b is now at y). Why not? I have looked at the keymap files, but ...
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Booting a systemd container - how to bypass console login?

I am using systemd-nspawn to boot a linux container and load its lxsession in a VNC-style nested X server. (Xephyr) I have created a script to do this. One of the main problems with the script is the ...
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/dev/console behavior that makes no sense to me

[Context: After I read Linux: Difference between /dev/console , /dev/tty and /dev/tty0, I invented a few tests to check my understanding. As a result, I learned that my understanding of /dev/console ...
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How to display only extracted files with tar, not the ones which are not extracted /not overwritten?

I'm extracting a tar archive with tar -xf /tmp/update.tar -C / -v --keep-newer-files. The -v Option is to display all files processed, the --keep-newer-files Option is self explaining. Due to all ...
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Console browser for Centos 8

What console browser work under Centos 8? I tried to install them all but sudo yum -y install lynx w3m links elinks links2 netrik No match for argument: lynx No match for argument: w3m No match for ...
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Source files when opening an external terminal through Bash

For a start up script I want to open multiple several terminal windows on an Ubuntu system and execute some commands in each. Some of those commands require files to be loaded. Normally I do that with ...
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Origin of the word console in computing

Nowadays within the programming community, console mostly refers to a text-based environment, either software (shells, terminals, cli) only or hardware included. But why is it so called?
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How can I brighten up blue directories in ls --color?

I see one other Dark blue color...-Q with the same problem: Instead of two kinds of blue (normal and bright/bold) I have only one, very hard-to-read so-called "bold blue". Normal blue is even worse, ...
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Batch Rename Image Files

I have a folder with several pictures. I would like to convert the file names all into small letters and then delete all occurrences of certain strings. For example, from ...
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How to mute syslog from console, without using actual syslog daemon?

I usually switch between Xorg and (framebuffer) text console a lot. But every time I switch to text console, I got a message like this on the text console: acpid: client 7251[0:0] has disconnected ...
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Application (curses) displays differently between windowed terminal and console environment

When running my curses application in a windowed environment (Ubuntu) My borders appear correctly. However, when started from a Raspbian minimal terminal (no windowed environment) the borders are ...
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How to switch to virtual terminal when there is no GUI installed on a Linux server?

I'm trying to understand terminal, console, tty, virtual terminal, terminal emulator and this kind of things. Below is the topology of my environment. There is a Linux server and a Windows 10 PC. I ...
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How can I make / \ replacement more efficient in console?

In a Windows/Linux environment, I'm having trouble with copying and pasting file system links to AND from! Right now, I use Gitbash (uses / for folder/subf ) which has been helpful. BUt it wants ...
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use Find command to copy and change names

Hello I have a bunch of folders with several images (jpg and png) at the same directory level (./ParentDirectory/contents/1680x1050.png for example) called the same (1680x1050.jpg or 1680x1050.png) on ...
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How to save command as well as output of that command to a file [duplicate]

Hi I want to save both output of a command and the command that has been run to create the output into the same single file. I understand either of *some_command* > file.txt *some_command* | ...
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How to set a large stty size?(default 80x24)

I'm really not sure where is the problem, so I'm putting all message i think helpful here. dmesg | grep drm [ 0.316388] fb0: switching to cirrusdrmfb from EFI VGA [ 0.316769] [drm] fb mappable ...
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What is the difference between `clear`, `clear_console`, `tput clear`, etc?

I noticed this in my default bash_logout: if [ "$SHLVL" = 1 ]; then [ -x /usr/bin/clear_console ] && /usr/bin/clear_console -q fi I was curious why it didn't just use clear. Googling ...
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How to avoid “can't access tty; job control turned off” when boot to initramfs

i'm testing my custom initramfs now, but everytime the log there will have the "can't access tty; job control turned off". The /dev in initramfs has four files: null, sda1, ttyS0. The kernel ...
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Linux Virtual Console (ctrl+alt+f2) scrolls past edge of monitor

I run centos linux 7 Kernel 3.10.0-957 Graphics are nvidia, resolution 2560,1440 echo $TERM returns linux In all of my ctrl+alt+f# virtual consoles, the text scrolls past the bottom of the display....
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Screen keeps terminating when trying to console in to routers

I am having trouble with screen. It keeps terminating every time I try to console into my routers. eric@pop-os:~$ screen /dev/ttyUSB0 [screen is terminating] eric@pop-os:~$ screen /dev/ttyUSB0 [...
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What causes log output to the active console?

I'm running Manjaro ARM 64bit on a Raspberry Pi (more specific question there), but this question is more general: Which settings might cause log output to be always displayed on the active console? I ...
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How to change linux text mode resolution? GRUB_GFXMODE didn't help

After I set GRUB_GFXMODE it affected GRUB menu and some of subsequent printouts, but in the middle of boot, text becomes very small again and I still want to make resolution smaller. Where else the ...
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Control physical tty over ssh - send enter key [duplicate]

I have a machine which is hooked up to a physical display and to which I have ssh & root access, but which does not have a mouse or keyboard. It does not have X installed. I would like to run ...
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Cron Job Console Connect and Root Permissions

I'm working on a script for user Bob with the relevant parts shown below. Problem I'm having is if I put this cronjob under user Bob, zenity will work but shutdown wont. And if I put it under root ...
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GRUB 2.02 - no output in command line mode

When I am entering GRUB bash-like console mode and entering commands ls ls -lh to show available partitions there is no output. Following similar question @ Unix&Linux Stack, I already turned off ...
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How to stop never-ending stream of blk_update_request errors?

Have a RHEL 7 virtual server that people are currently working in, but the console in vSphere is just showing a "blk_update_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0" every few minutes or so, is there a ...
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Even larger fonts in Linux console

When I run sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup I can select a larger font to use for my console (to be clear, I mean the TTY prompts you get with Ctrl+Alt+F1-6), up to 16x32. What if I want even ...
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Send Shift PgUp to the console

With a little help from an answer found here I was able to use below script to send keystrokes to the VGA console /dev/tty1 #!/usr/bin/perl use warnings; use strict; open( my $TTY1 , '>' , '/dev/...
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What key combination to enter into console mode at boot time ? [Debian 9]

Using Debian 9.8. I encounter some troubles with some packages installation. Synaptics package manager offered me to do an upgrade and I accepted it, making my computer freezing at login screen ...
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Maintain color from script output for later viewing

I want to save the output from a script so I can view it later. However, when I save the output to a file (script > some/file) and view it later, there's no color, even though script originally ...
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Syslog to console, drawbacks?

I am wondering are there any drawback (performance wise) when output from some software is not logged to a file, but instead to console? Specific case would be running Docker containers, as some of ...

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