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Is there a power manager for text consoles?

I use XFCE on my laptops. When I'm working inside X11, xfce4-power-manager works well, and the system goes to sleep after 15 minutes of inactivity. But when I switch to a Linux text VT (i.e. by ...
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Can I start Debian on a text virtual console in a virtual machine? [duplicate]

I have created a Debian virtual machine in virt-manager/KVM/QEMU. When I run the Debian virtual machine, I don't really need the desktop environment, which is also resource consuming. Can I start ...
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How to reset keyboard driver?

I have a KVM switch sharing my USB keyboard between Linux and Windows systems. If the switch is set to the Linux box when it boots up then the keyboard works fine. If I switch away to the Windows box ...
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How is the number of accessible virtual consoles decided?

My Ubuntu 18.04 has /dev/tty{0..63} (and /dev/ttyS{0..31}). Does it mean I have 63 virtual consoles (/dev/tty0 isn't an independent virtual console, and /dev/ttyS{0..31} are perhaps not virtual ...
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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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virtual consoles on my Ubuntu desktop are not working

I'm running Ubuntu desktop, it's been running stable for the past couple years. I've never had the need to use the getty virtual consoles, but just noticed that they don't work. If I do ctrl-alt-F5 ...
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On Qubes OS 4.0, how to get xl console access to sys-net?

I tried xl console sys-net which is something that works for any other VM (AppVM, TemplateVM), it even works for sys-net-dm (I don't know what that is though) [ctor@dom0 ~]$ time sudo xl console ...
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configuring codepoints in virtual console

I am trying to display Hindi and English characters in a virtual terminal. I am able to display these characters for English and Hindi separately but I am not able to display them together. As per my ...
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Why is VT switching not working for Xorg run as root?

Version of affected software: $ rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/bin/Xorg xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.19.6-8.fc28.x86_64 (In other words, this is on a currently up-to-date install of Fedora 28 Workstation). ...
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How to open different virtual consoles on different monitors?

I use a 2-display set-up (a laptop with a secondary 1280x1024 SXGA monitor attached to it) and whenever I switch to a virtual console (e.g. by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F2) the secondary monitor switches to ...
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How to connect a GUI terminal emulator to a virtual console?

I use full-screen virtual consoles (those you can switch to with Ctrl+Alt+Fx) actively but some times I would like to view/interact with them via an X terminal window without actually switching to ...
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Single-user mode output to console (tty1) AND serial (ttyS0)

I am using grub2 on CentOS 7. I would like to know if it's possible to display output to both serial (ttyS0) and console (tty1) when I attempt to boot into single user mode. The ultimate goal is to ...
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key binding to increment/decrement virtual console in X

One can change virtual consoles (or virtual terminals, VTs) by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Fn (where Fn represents F1, F2, etc.). In addition, when not running X, one can press Alt and the arrow keys to cycle ...
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Move terminal typed input to new line when console application/script displays output text

Current situation: When an application/script has been started as a background process from a terminal and is providing output to the console (i.e. to STDOUT, thus no output redirection), when I type ...
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Multiple virsh/kvm guest consoles without graphics

I have a serial console working for a centos7 guest without graphics, which I access with virsh console vm. The guest has the appropriate console=ttyS0,115200n8 kernel command line parameter for it. ...
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Remove shortcuts to switch virtual terminals on Linux

When you are running Raspbian without graphics (GNU bash), only in bash mode, if you press ALT+F2, ALT+F3... you switch from current tty to another. How to make that if you press these shortcuts ...
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Text size in the terminal

So after 3 times of trying to install arch Linux, I finally succeeded. I've noticed that when I was booting from my USB drive, the text size in the terminal was a lot smaller than it is when using ...
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X: alt/ctrl/f1 doesn't work any more after turning the display off and on again with xrandr

(After editing significant new infos into the question) After turning a display off from command line (xrandr --output ... --off), and then turning it back (xrandr --output ... --auto), my X desktop ...
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How To Switch to Virtual Terminal Running X11 as Subprocess of Login Shell?

I remember switching between TTYs on Ubuntu Linux and being able to switch back and forth between an active X session (Unity/KDE/XFCE) and a terminal on another numbered TTY thing / virtual console. I ...
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Linux console Shift + PgUp not working anymore

I run Fedora 24; I use to run "dnf update" from a console window (Ctrl+Alt+F3 virtual console, not an X session) so I know the Shift+PgUp/Down shortcut to scroll the window usually works, but today it ...
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to change login mode of centos 6.5

I have been using CentOS 6.5 with the command line for 6 month. (It has database.) When I tried a graphical login, I got ... Open this file: vi /etc/inittab using a text editor and change the ...
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solaris 10..no virtual consoles?

I refuse to think solaris 10 no virtual consoles I did svcadm enable svc:/system/console-login:default nothing happen,no virtual consoles,service remain offline and no error is given if i start the ...
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Dual monitor support without X.org server possible?

On a dual monitor setup, can you have both monitors displaying a shell without entering X (or any other graphical display server)? And if it is not possible, why?