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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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Shell: Customizing the "Display all N possibilities? (y or n)" message

I already know that double-pressing the Tab key on Bash terminal will enlist all files and folders in the current working directory or, when appropriate, show Linux executables that I can run. I want ...
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Where can I get additional *console* (ie. virtual-terminal) fonts? Or convert other font formats?

Where can I get/download additional Console / Virtual-Terminal (on F1 through F6) fonts - especially larger ones? I'm here talking about the font that can be set with the setfont command. Also, are ...
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Low resolution in the EFI/VGA early boot framebuffer/console (and in GRUB)

When I boot my Linux machine with UEFI and grub2, I get only few graphic modes (resolution modes) available. And both of them are really smaller than my monitor/screen. For example, the boot console ...
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How do I change the framebuffer resolution at runtime without legacy /dev/fb0?

I have a server in production which was booted with a 1080p widescreen monitor attached and it used that when it automatically selected that resolution for the console on boot. Currently, it is ...
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Serial console changes parameters when SUDOing

I'm working on a project where I need to connect a very old serial terminal to a linux device (a Raspberry). The terminal uses 4800bps, 7 data bits and even parity. I have reconfigured the kernel ...
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What is the equivalent of `localectl set-keymap` command on Debian?

I am porting a shell script written for Arch to Debian. The relevant part: keymaps=$(localectl list-keymaps) if test -n "${1}" && localectl list-keymaps | grep -q "${1}" ...
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KVM: Recover console of VM which connected to console of another VM

How do I recover the console of the first guest when itself is connected to a guest of which it is the host? Host1:~$ virsh console Guest1 ... Connected to domain 'Guest1' Escape character is ^] (...
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Interactive: systemctl on boot not the same as systemctl via CLI!

I want to execute an interactive session on the console via systemctl on boot up. My .service file looks something like this: [Unit] Description=My service. [email protected] network-online....
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get access to console of application that is auto started

I have my "c" application which uses a lot of printf to display the necessary information. Application has started automatically at boot time (using init.d or systemd). How I can access to ...
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Solaris 11.4 console color

I am trying to change the color of my tty in Solaris.  I am not referring to Xterm or termcap, but to the TTY itself. I am a FreeBSD user.  For example, you can change the color directly from the VT ...
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Is the difference between physical terminal and Linux virtual terminal the use of serial cable?

In the early days of computing, the setup is usually like this: and we call the VT-100 "physical terminal". But in Linux, we call virtual terminals "virtual" (the ones accessed by ...
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pts abbreviation and old Unix words [duplicate]

I remember tty was the abbreviation of TeleTYpe. Now I don't know what pts (/dev/pts) stands for.
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I can't log in to Ubuntu with password

I can't log in through the password via graphical login. I type the password and press Enter. I then get the message "Failed to login with password". When I switch to terminal (Ctrl+Alt+F2) ...
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What puts the terminal in Unicode mode?

I have a Debian server which is not properly displaying Unicode characters when logged in locally, without starting X11. Unicode works after running unicode_start (until the terminal is closed). It ...
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Cannot write "ê" or "ë" in my keyboard with the ^-key on terminal applications, but I can on non-terminal applications

I use Manjaro, with i3 but the problem is also present with plasma. For this message, I will call the ^-key, the key to the right of the p on a French AZERTY keyboard, which has a ^ and ¨ and can be ...
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FreeBSD console resolution

I'm trying to get higher resolution on FreeBSD 14 while booting. I'm trying to match the same resolution I run my desktop in, 1280x720. I'm adding this to my /boot/loader.conf: efi_max_resolution=&...
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Is there a way to change text size on a console screen, specifically XAMPP shell console?

I simply just want to be able to display the text at a smaller size as it currently is too large and messes with the display of the output (at least on my laptop screen which isn't all too big, but ...
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How to set console for auto login in inittab of busybox?

I am working on an embedded Linux system (kernel-5.10.24) with busybox as init. The kernel log is disabled in serial console without setting console= in kernel command line. So is the logs from init ...
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Timed out waiting for device /dev/ttyNVT0

I want to make a physical remote serial port for my server that lets me use this port as a server serial console (this is for retro computer related hobby). I'm using a MikroTik router with its serial ...
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loss of console graphical screen until Ctrl-Alt-F1

having a clean install of RHEL 8.8 x86-64, onto a Dell server with 192gb of RAM, and fully updated, and having systemctl set-default graphical.target... it is NFS exporting a /data folder. It exports ...
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When is the /dev/console initialized in the the Linux booting sequence?

I am kind of a newbie to learning the Linux Kernel. I know that Linux uses the /dev/console device file/driver to print boot messages by printk while Linux booting up. As answered here: https://unix....
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How to do replace with the dte editor

The dte editor a small and easy to use console text editor. In readme or its online doc, both says: Regex search and replace (are the key features). However, I haven't found how to do the replace ...
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How to know what is the current tab - number or position - for any Window Terminal?

For Ubuntu and Fedora if is opened a Window Terminal through ctrl + alt + t then is possible open a new tab through shift + ctrl + t. Suppose exists a Window Terminal with 5 tabs. If possible go to ...
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minicom on /dev/tty# - Ctl-A Z doesn't appear to work?

I have an old laptop (Dell Latitude D610) that I want to use as a serial terminal for some systems that require that, since this machine has a built-in RS-232 port. I have installed Debian 12 and ...
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What is the console setting for kernel early_printk in Linux?

I am working on an embedded Linux (kernel-5.10.24), and I enabled the early_printk in kernel configuration to help my debugging kernel. Normally, the kernel command line has set console=ttyS0,115200 .....
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How do I keep the screen on a console-only Raspberry Pi?

Buildroot for RPi3 B+ without X server (console only). Monitor connected on HDMI. I want to keep the monitor on. After 10 minutes (if I'm not wrong) of no keyboard activity the screen turns off. From ...
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Linux Kernel (first) boot hangs/stalls - never prompts for login

I have built a custom kernel using the mainline source, latest version and this config. I've created an image of Bullseye as suggester here And then I ran it in QEMU (setting the relative environment ...
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What is the maximum number of glyphs that a font of a TTY console can have? [duplicate]

I want to my TTY console can show all Unicode UTF-8 characters. First, I checked my locale to verify if it was set to UTF-8 mode: >> Locale LANG=es_ES.UTF-8 LC_CTYPE="es_ES.UTF-8" ...
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Console output not aligned on 4k screen

After a fresh Ubuntu Server install, the console (no GUI) output is not aligned to the left side of my 4k screen. Instead, each line starts at a third of the screen width away from the right side, and ...
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Running tmux at startup on a different console (monitor)

Aloha ! I have a headless server connected to a monitor. The server has no graphical environment installed, nor has any keyboard or mice attached to it. I am able to login via SSH. I would like to ...
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Splash screen is fine, but from the grub boot loader on, the video has obviously got wrong settings: what to do?

I should but don't really know what went wrong, but I strongly suspect the system was first installed on different hardware and then the disk moved over to this production server. ...The "console&...
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Redhat 8 console sign in desktop display options - wayland X11 classic

In doing an installation of rhel-server-8.8_x86-64.iso on a Dell optiplex 7010 pc and my home pc (asrock) I see what is in the above pic. On a Dell r640/740 server I only see the X11 choices, I do ...
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Using netconsole to log netinstall image boot

I am trying to log kernel boot messages through the ethernet interface over the local network to another device using netconsole following this document: https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/...
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Unloading KMS driver / Replacing NVIDIA Linux drivers without rebooting

In the past you could trivially replace NVIDIA proprietary drivers on the fly after switching to the text console, killing X.org and unloading (rmmod) the appropriate NVIDIA modules, and installing ...
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How were the consoles connected to the mainframe?

From this post: A console is generally a terminal in the physical sense that is by some definition the primary terminal directly connected to a machine. A console must be a piece of hardware ...
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The symbol | is not written in the linux console

Installed Linux without GUI, only console. I'm trying to enter a character | from the USB keyboard by pressing the corresponding button next to Enter. Without Shift it prints #, with Shift it prints ~....
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Terminal syscalls in Assembly

I would like to write a chess engine for Linux. It will be in pure X64 Assembly language without any C/C++ or any other high level languages external libraries. It will run in full screen text/console/...
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Accessing two linux systems using one serial console port one at a time using splitter

I have two linux devices with serial console port. I have only one serial port on terminal server and i want to access both these devices one at a time basis. Can i hub/ splitter do the task if i ...
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how to disable fbcon?

my boot have several systems fighting for fb control. kms, amdgpu, systemd-boot, efi, fbcon... it's a mess. my resolution and font keeps changing during boot. Not just changing, but changing back and ...
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Programatically start a background process under linux

Is it possible to start a Linux process in background without using &, nohup, tmux, disown, CTRL-Z + bg, what-so-ever. In another word, what I am looking for is something like the FreeConsole ...
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Where can I get the terminal version of Ubuntu

Where can I get the terminal version of Ubuntu with only basic stuff like sudo and apt. I prefer to customize it with CUBIC.
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ircII ansi escape sequences

REHASH from my original question. I'm trying to get VT100/ANSI escape codes working in an irc client (ircII). What facilitates this, is the screen.scr file. The apparent problem, is that I cannot get ...
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In accessing console via serial connection, is there some "serial daemon" listening in the server?

When we use SSH, we should have an SSH client on the client computer and there should be an SSH server running on the remote computer. In Linux for example, the SSH daemon, sshd, should be running in ...
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Capture a jpeg image / image stream from a console program?

I'm running a headless Raspberry Pi, and would like to convert the console/terminal output to a single jpeg or video stream. For example: capture the output of pbytop every few seconds and stream it ...
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How to "enable" True Color Support and Nerd Fonts in Arch Linux Console

From now on, every time I say "console" I refer to the console you must use in Arch Linux if a desktop environment is not yet installed. I want to "enable" True Color Support in ...
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I'm typing a password on a console prompt, and do typo errors: how to reset from scratch what I'm typing? [duplicate]

password: and here, after few characters, I understand that I've done a lot of typing errors. But I don't know how to reset what I'm typing in this input field from scratch, to restart again, except ...
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Let agetty (or other) switch off the laptop screen after a short while on non-UI linux

Using an older laptop as a small server with no graphical UI/login, it has an agetty running on the system console, i.e. the laptop screen. Since I login almost always via network, there is no point ...
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Why is the sun12x22 font not included in Debian by default?

When setting the console font in Debian using dpkg-reconfigure console-setup there is no option to select the Sun console font. The font is available on most other Linux distributions, but the Debian ...
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ninja IRC client

I'm having a problem when compiling ninja IRC client. (http://ftp.iij.ad.jp/pub/linux/gentoo/distfiles/5b/ninja-1.5.9pre14.tar.gz) It compiles fine, but segfaults upon executing. When strace'ing the ...
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How do interactive CLIs work?

How do command-line applications like Vim work? Specifically, how do they take control of the terminal in the manner they do? Also, for future reference, is there a specific term for applications that ...
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