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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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How can I revert changes made to console-setup? (UPDATED 03/15/22)

I'm using Xubuntu 20.04, and I recently made an unknown change that made my space bar act like BackSpace when using my computer without a GUI. A lot of help and a lot of digging led me to the culprit: ...
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How can I see what console command would correspond to a GUI action?

I have been told that when configuring the system, for instance setting the volume or changing the screen resolution, anything you can do with a GUI, you can do from the console. In fact, the ...
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Virtual Consoles in Ubuntu

In This link is mentioned that Linux GUI is installed on tty7, but when I change my consoles using Ctrl+Alt+F1-F7 and check it by the command tty, I see that I have a GUI on my tty1 and tty2. I'd like ...
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User defined service in systemd (not root) brings some problems to boot

I was trying to create a service (a naive one, a introduction to a OS services, in the case, using systemd; always as a not privileged user). My failed script is bellow: [Unit] Description = ...
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How to verify the setup to see if the user can read and modify the file

Here's the homework question: Create 3 users Jack, John, Xander, and create 2 groups: Family and Friend. Add the user's Jack and John to the Family group, and add Xander to the Friend group. Set up a ...
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Question about the command "sudo su - (username)"

So I have a task I'm supposed to do and I need to login using a username I have created, which I did sudo useradd (username), and also added a password using sudo passwd (username), which all worked ...
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Why does my Ubuntu Server boot a GUI?

I'm fairly new to Linux and I'll make it tl;dr. I installed Ubuntu Server 20.04.4 LTS on my Computer and used it as a server. I only Installed Java, Filezilla, Forge(Minecraft Server) and a Discord ...
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archlinux, out-of-sync at monitor connected to linux machine

I have a few linux machines with Archlinux installed, each are connected to KVM switches, but most of time all machines are remotely connected. I don't use X so no X stuffs are installed. At some ...
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Terminator on KDE: Impossible to select text in terminal to copy it

Issue I have an issue a bit odd, I am using terminator for the terminal and somehow it's impossible to select text from the terminal with the mouse, meaning I can't copy anything from the terminal, ...
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Resolution for FreeBSD text console

I am using FreeBSD 13 which I boot from grub. My monitor is 1280x768 native resolution, but FreeBSD text console uses it at 640x480: VT(vga): resolution 640x480 I tried the following in my /boot/...
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How can I get the dimensions of the current font in a terminal?

I am working on an ncurses application that creates some very blocky graphics using alphanum characters. I'd like to be able to detect the dimensions (specifically the aspect ratio) of the font glyphs ...
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How to get the full console log of my tmux session on Linux?

I have a Linux VM on Google Cloud and it has a tmux session which is running a .py file and I am trying to get the console log, but I can't scroll up or anything. Any idea?
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Linux SOL: console=tty0 console=ttyS0: what if the ttyS0 is disabled physically or disconnected?

When I use SOL(serial-over-lan), I specified kernel options such as: console=tty0 console=ttyS0 But different machine has different configuration of SOL, some only enable ttyS0, some only enable ...
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How to identify serial ports on new boards

I'm porting a custom board based on I.MX233 using yocto and I'm wondering how you initially set the "console" kernel parameter? Does the kernel assign serial devices based on first mentioned ...
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Why does it show (-) instead of (tty1) in my linux console? How can I fix it?

So I clean installed arch Linux today and It's showing (-) instead of (ttyn) where n is the number of the TTY. Is there a way to fix it so that it shows the correct TTY? Here is a photo of the screen:
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initramfs: set resolution / rotation on bootup

I have a laptop with a peculiar screen setup. The machine has an i915-based graphics adapter, and the screen is configured to be sideways by default. Everything looks good in rEFInd, but when booting ...
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Console not scrolling up, and no wake from console blanking

Fresh install of Debian 11.1 using the Debian Live CD (to benefit non-free Wi-Fi drivers), on Dell Latitude E6430. Under X, everything works fine. In console, I have two issues that may be related (or ...
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How do I change the letters of the keyboard without using X?

In Linux, can I remap the keyboard keys, but without using the X commands? Using xmodmap, I can change the number 1 by the letter Q: xmodmap -e "keycode 10 = q Q q Q bar exclam bar exclamdown&...
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Emulate the Linux console

Is there a way of emulating the Linux virtual console inside X? I. e. an environment where /dev/tty for all practical purposes (ioctl_console(2)) acts exactly as the Linux console would but that runs ...
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Console Blanking on Dietpi with Waveshare LCD

I am having trouble with my screen blanking. I am using a waveshare 1.3 inch lcd screen on a raspberry pi running dietpi 7.8.2. No matter what I try, the screen blanks after 60 seconds with no input. ...
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Is there any way to delete this garbled folder on a Android device?

*****************The main content of the question A few months ago, I accidentally disconnected the device during the execution of the adb push instruction and left a folder with more than 30 GB of ...
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How to stop IPTABLES logs going to the console

Tried this method: https://www.danami.com/clients/knowledgebase/16/How-can-I-disable-the-logging-of-iptables-to-the-console.html?language=english Tried dmesg -n 1 Tried increasing the log level to go ...
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How to flip linux console?

I want to flip the image output of the linux console when not in XServer. I saw an issue that is similar to this here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/237963/how-do-i-rotate-my-display-when-not-using-...
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Swap Control and CapsLock with use of loadkeys in text console

I wish to swap Control with Caps Lock but in text console (not terminal emulator on X11/Wayland). I gone through manual pages of loadkeys and keymaps. After few tries I did it but do not fully ...
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how do I get a graphical console after Minimal Install

for an installation of RHEL/CentOS 7.9 from dvd, there are these choices for Group Install Minimal Install Infrastructure Server File and Print Server Cinnamon Desktop MATE Desktop Basic Web Server ...
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How to change /dev/tty1 console font without sudo privilege from ssh?

On /dev/tty1 display I can run and change font with: setfont /etc/console-setup/cached_Uni2-TerminusBoldVGA16.psf.gz -C /dev/tty1 But when I run command above, from ssh without sudo: results putfont: ...
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RHEL/CentOS 7 getting graphical console yum groupinstall server with gui

I have a server that has systemctl get-default responding with multi-user.target. At the console if I do init 5 then my monitor goes blank, and I can only connect over the network via ssh. I wish to ...
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How to calculate TTY-console size (how many characters) with given to display resolution (e.g. 480x320) and given font size (e.g. 14,15 or 16)?

I don't have this 3.5" display yet, so I couldn't just test it with tput cols and tput lines. I'd like to know how many characters fit in both axes, before I develop a software with curses.
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How can I stream my Linux console output to Youtube?

I'd like to broadcast a Linux server's console output on Youtube. This console is on a remote machine. I'll be running a trade bot on this particular server and I want my friends to be able see what ...
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How to remap CapsLock to Esc in Vim, installed on Ubuntu (console only, no Desktop Environment)?

The goal is to remap CapsLock to Esc in Vim, installed on Ubuntu (console only, no Desktop Environment). This Ubuntu system is installed on Virtual Private Server. I'm logging to this server using ...
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feh not displaying --info on Raspberry Pi

I am using feh to show a slideshow of my photos on my Raspberry Pi. As the Pi boots in the console only, I need to start X-server explicitly. The command is startx /usr/bin/feh -rz -D 210 --info "...
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Booting with higher resolution console and NVIDIA drivers

I switched from Nouveau to proprietary NVIdia drivers in my Fedora 34 because the former were hard freezing my computer. Now when I boot (always in text mode), the fonts are too big. I tried the usual ...
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Debian Bullseye - Disable Console TTY Login for Root

how does one restrict logging into the TTY consoles as 'root' in Debian 11 (bullseye)? In past versions I would empty the contents of /etc/securetty and that would prevent a direct login as 'root' ...
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Debian auto login and auto start mono program

Bare with me here as I am rather new to Linux systems. I have a Phidgets Debian SBC4 running Stretch 9.x without a GUI interface, it's just the tty terminal. I also have a program.exe that I have ...
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How to connect to display (VGA/Console) of one PC from another as a console?

I have an old PC I am trying to configure thru console. Problem is it does not has console or IPMI port. Instead of hooking a keyboard and monitor to the old PC, I want to connect (somehow) to the &...
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RHEL 7 doing init 5 isolate graphical.target no graphical login screen, and nvidia

using RHEL 7.9 x86-64 on an HP server having a small nvidia GPGPU, a Tesla T4 if I remember correctly. I do know this gpgpu is not a graphics card... it has no monitor outputs to it. We currently ...
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less in "tail -f mode" and ability to scroll horizontally at the same time

less -S is useful to have horizontal scrolling with arrow keys (like mentioned in Horizontal scrolling in smaller increments with less -S) instead of breaking long lines into multiple lines less +F, ...
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Set console resolution on armbian buster / NanoPI M4

I have a NanoPI M4 hooked up to a 1024x600px HDMI screen, running Armbian Buster 5.10.43-rockchip64, booting to a console (no X). My issue is, that the console resolution is set to 1024x768px after ...
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How to get duplicate boot output on tty and serial console with systemd

In el6 with console=tty0 console=ttyS0,115200 in the kernel cmdline I would get sysvinit and kernel printk output in both the AWS system log and the instance screenshot. Example showing both printk ...
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Is there a way to change font color in the ubuntu server 21.04 console?

I am trying to change the font colour in the console. I know it's easy to change it in the terminal emulator. But isit possible to change the colour of the font in the console ? I am using zsh by the ...
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Delay in log messages for child processes

I have a java program that prints log messages on console (standard output). When I run this program in linux (debian 9) as a separate process then I see all messages according to program execution. ...
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How to lower or change my TTY resolution?

How to lower or change my TTY (1-6) resolution? System: Linux Mint 20.1 64-bit, kernel 5.4.0-74-generic, Nvidia proprietary display driver. Here is dmesg log direct view link after boot with these ...
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How to determine that bash script is run on the 'console' not in remote terminal session?

How to determine that bash script is run on the 'console' not in remote terminal session? I would think that there is some way to determine the script is running on /dev/console? Or am I barking up ...
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How to switch input methods in console mode?

I have an Ubuntu Server machine without desktop environment. How could I install/change input methods (gcin, fcitx, etc...) to input Chinese/Japanese characters in console mode, without the need to ...
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Change to directory where a file is

I have the relative path of a file. I want to change to the directory where the file is. Is there any way to do so? I've tried multiple combinations with "find" but not success.
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Gnome Display Manager (gdm) runlevel 5 not working, black screen on console

I have a supermicro server that has worked fine for however long, and monthly do yum update on it and it is currently at RHEL 7.9 3.10.0-1160.15.2.el7.x86_64. It is one Nvidia K620 graphics card ...
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FreeBSD vidcontrol mode not working properly

I'm running FreeBSD 11.4 on an old Compaq Presario 3550. I want to take advantage of the full 1024x768 display, but vidcontrol doesn't seem to be working properly. This is what I've done so far: ...
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Don't print log messages to console tty1 after login prompt

On my laptop, after the system was booted, it shows the login prompt on tty, where I should put my username and password, but the logger continues to print messages here, it looks like: => ...
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Can't scroll up fedora 33 server screen WHY?

I install a fedora 33 server OS, and I can't use any key that previously searches on the internet. any idea?
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Boot console overscan on HiDPI

I have a HiDPI screen: the boot console has the native resolution, so it's extremely tiny, almost unreadable. I can "zoom" it by passing (in my case) video=1280x800 BUT there is an overscan ...
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