Ubuntu :: Is There Any Way To Lock Virtual Terminal?

May 6, 2011

Metacity can be locked, but what about a logged-in session in a virtual terminal?

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Ubuntu :: Lock Virtual Terminal Without Quitting The Current Program?

May 26, 2011

vlock works, however it requires that I return to the shell to run it. Is there a way to assign a key combination to run vlock, so the current program doesn't have to be ended?

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Ubuntu :: Timed Lock On Virtual Console?

Mar 2, 2011

Something I find myself doing every once in a while is using Ctrl-Alt-F[x] to switch out to a virtual terminal, and the Alt-F7-ing back to X without logging out.

While I don't anticipate that too many people that might have access to my computer would know how to switch consoles, there is still some degree of security risk provided by a logged-in console session. I've found vlock, but that seems to lock the console immediately when called, rather than running as a daemon that locks inactive consoles. (Even it's -t option just gives a timeout before an optional (and separate) text-mode screensaver package activates, rather than an inactivity timeout).

Is there any vlock-like package out there that provides the timed locking services for text consoles that XScreenSaver provides for X? Either a lock on timeout or a lock on switchaway setup would be adequate.

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Ubuntu :: Lock Up Ctrl-alt-F1 Will Not Switch To A Terminal

Feb 12, 2010

I am having difficulty with an Ubuntu 9.10 machine locking up. I have reinstalled the OS a number of times. I have the latest patches installed. I have another machine installed from the same CD that works fine. The computer is a Dell Optiplex GX260. When it locks up ctrl-alt-F1 will not switch to a terminal. ctrl-alt-esc does not do anything. ctrl-alt-backspace does not do anything. alt-sysreq-b will reboot the machine.

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Ubuntu :: Lock Package Upgrade From Terminal?

Apr 20, 2011

I only have shell access to one of my boxes so I need to know how I can I stop a package from being upgraded from the terminal.

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Ubuntu Security :: How To Lock Terminal On Login For User

Apr 22, 2010

I recently set up a family computer for a friend, and now his son is "experimenting" with the terminal (randomly entering commands). since he could accidentally do something bad, I am supposed to prevent him from using terminals, but only as hi user. I tried vlock and away, but with vlock it says 'this terminal is not a virtual console', and away can't seem to lock all consoles.

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Ubuntu :: Lock Terminal With No Graphics Just Text Based

May 4, 2011

I have a ubuntu server PC with no xwindows just text command-line. Usually I use xlock but this PC has no graphics. How do I lock/unlock the PC while I'm away from it? I don't necessarily need a screen saver just a way to secure the terminal while I'm away without logging off.

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Debian :: Terminal Command To Lock The Screen?

May 9, 2011

Is there a terminal command to lock the screen? I am using GNOME if that matters

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Ubuntu :: Switching Out Of First Virtual Terminal

Nov 2, 2010

If I enter my first virtual terminal with ctrl + alt + F1, how would I get back to my GUI.

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Ubuntu :: How Do I Turn Off Beep In Virtual Terminal

Feb 9, 2010

I'm running ubuntu 9.10 on a Dell XPS M1530. Sometimes i get a _VERY_ loud beep-sound, eg when i run out of battery or, the case that has me coming here when i'm working in a virtual terminal (tty1-6) and hit backspace once too often, that is, when the command line is actually empty.Not that big of a deal you might think, but, especially when you're wearing good (read: possibly loud) headphones the experience is that god damn unpleasant that i'd like to make sure it won't happen again.Oh and well, just hitting mute (in gnome, which doesn't have a lot to do with tty1 anyways) won't do the job.

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Ubuntu :: Listen To Music Via Virtual Terminal?

May 27, 2010

I imagine I'll have to install something, but Google has shed no light for me thus far. And just to clarify, when I say virtual terminal I mean the terminals accessed by CTRL+ALT+(F1-F6). I'm going to be doing a challenge/learning experience where I don't allow myself a graphical interface for a month. way around BASH through adaption. However, if I have to go a month without music I will go insane.

So, even if this is possible can I listen to music from the internet (....., playlist.com, etc.) or just music on my hard drive? And I'm not sure if this thread belongs in Desktop Environments or not, that section seemed to focus on graphical interface.

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Ubuntu :: Virtual Terminal's Text Overlapping?

Aug 20, 2010

I cannot have any more than 47 characters on each line of my virtual terminal without everything on that line disappearing. The text is apparently still there, since commands that need more than 47 characters still work but the text stays hidden. After the text has been overlapped I can type as many characters as I like and it no longer overlaps, but my PS1 on that line and all previously overlapped text stays hidden.I'm almost certain that the problem is in my bash configuration since it happens in a terminal emulator as well as the virtual terminal.

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Ubuntu :: Test Virtual Terminal Resolution ?

Apr 1, 2011

How to change the resolution of a VT, but nothing on how to find out what it is?

So what is it?


outputs (for example)


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Ubuntu :: Keyboard CAPS Led Not Light Up In Virtual Terminal?

Feb 10, 2010

It does in jaunty.....

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 PCI Express Root Port (rev 0c)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G84 [GeForce 8600M GT] (rev a1)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
03:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
03:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
03:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 12)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)

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Ubuntu :: Determine When Shell Is Being Run In An Emulated / Virtual Terminal?

Apr 17, 2011

In a shell script. And use that in a condition.
Something like:

if(pts) echo "emulated"
if(tty) echo "virtual"

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Ubuntu :: Change Virtual Terminal Colors Before Logging In?

Apr 17, 2011

I put

echo -e 'e[0;34m'

into /etc/profile, but it still doesn't work until I login. I'd like it to work before that, so that all messages (like those displayed on boot up) have these default settings.

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Ubuntu :: Karmic Virtual - Can See Text Under Semi-transparent Terminal

Jan 4, 2010

I have just installed 9.1 and I like to use a semi-transparent terminal so i can see text under it, but on Karmic, it shows the desktop background underneath.

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Ubuntu Servers :: 10.04 Server Virtual Terminal / Display Not Working

May 4, 2010

Clean install of 10.04 Server 32 bit.Only services OpenSSH Server and Print Server.Machine boots and can be accessed through ssh.Virtual terminals (cntl-alt-1,2,3,4,... do not result in video to the monitor (no sync) or a display.If I type blind, I can log in, ssh back to my other machine, and create a file. So the virtual terminal is there and listening to the keyboard and running, just not creating a display.

This machine has been working fine with 08.10 for quite time up until yesterday, so I don't believe it is a hardware problem.Any ideas why the video on the virtual terminals would not work?

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Debian Configuration :: How To Set Virtual Terminal Color

Dec 30, 2015

I am a newer to debian. I want to change the color of the vitrual terminal. I have found the function " setvtrgb ",but I don't know how to mix the color , Only text green and background black...

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Software :: How To Swap Right Alt And Right Control For Virtual Terminal?

Jan 10, 2011

My emacs 23 is running on Ubuntu 10.04 and I am very a emacs primer. in virtual terminals, how can I remap keys to swap the right alt key and the right ctrl key automatically every time the machine starts up? But how to swap Alt and Ctrl on the right side?

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Programming :: Stuffing A Key Into Another Virtual Terminal's Stdin?

Oct 20, 2010

I want to put a keystroke into another virtual terminal's stdin.A simple 'echo p > /dev/tty7' causes a p to appear on the console of tty7 but not the app running in tty7 to respond as though a p key had been pressed. Per the instructions of a fellow in the software forum I tried using an ioctl, but that returned a permissions error, even when I made the target VT's permissions 777 (and it had the same owner).

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Slackware :: Black Screen When Trying To Go From GUI To Virtual Terminal

Jul 28, 2011

I am new to slackware, but not new to linux. I recently installed slackware 13.37, and am enjoying it very much so far. The most annoying problem I currently have is that, after starting X, I cannot switch to a virtual terminal or even end X without having a problem. For instance, from the GUI if I hit ctrl-alt-F1, instead of going to the 1st virtual terminal, the screen fades quickly to black and does not return. I have not been able to make any progress on this problem, so any input would be greatly appreciated.The only thing worth noting really is that I'm using Fluxbox as my default window manager. Other than that I haven't done a lot of modifications to the base system other than installing some basic packages, but I had this problem since booting directly after installation of the os.

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Slackware :: Virtual Terminal From X The Writing Is Too Dim To Read

Feb 19, 2010

When I try to go to a virtual terminal from X the writing is too dim to read. When I boot to run level 3 all is fine, then I "startx" and use the gui. If I "ctrl-alt-F3" the printing on the screen is so dim that I can't see it. Is there a setting for this somewhere that I haven't found. Before installing Slackware 13-64 I ran Zenwalk for over a year and never had this problem.

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Fedora :: How To Increase Text Size In Virtual Terminal

May 17, 2009

How do you increase the text size in the virtual terminal (the one you get to when you press ctrl+alt F1-6)? My monitor is pretty old and kind of small, so I need the bigger text size to really be able to use it at all. I tried to find the answer in google, but I couldn't find the answer. I found answers for suse and ubuntu and tried to use those. They said to edit part of the boot loader config file, but I couldn't find a similar line in the grub.conf file. And I don't want to play with it without knowing what I'm doing.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Stop - Start Kdm From A Virtual Terminal ?

Mar 26, 2010

I've been trying to stop kdm the normal way, switching to a virtual terminal with ctrl+alt+f1 and using:


I've done it this way in other distro's and it's always worked.

How do I stop/start kdm from a virtual terminal in Suse ?

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General :: Fedora Virtual Terminal Won't Scroll After Switch?

Feb 5, 2010

I recently installed Fedora 12 for some Linux testing. When I switch between virtual terminals (CTRL-f1 Ctrl-f2) I can no longer scroll back in the VT I left and came back to. Any new data created will be scrollable, but i can never get back to before the switch. I'm sure this used to work (several years ago). Was this introduced as a security feature to prevent left over data on VTs from being seen by the wrong eyes? If so, is there a way to get the old functionality back?

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Software :: Stuff A Keystroke Into Another Virtual Terminal's Stdin?

Oct 19, 2010

causes a 'p' to appear in tty7 but not the program running in 7 to react as though a 'p' had been pressed.

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Slackware :: Increase The Virtual Terminal Font Size On A Tty?

Dec 3, 2010

How do I increase the font size on a tty. I have googled it and still don't have a Slackware way of doing it. What /etc file needs to be edited?

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Ubuntu Servers :: E: Could Not Get Lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - Open (11 Resource Temporarily Unavailable)

Mar 25, 2010

When i connect windows server 2003 from ubuntu these error displayed .When i installing the tsclient, by executing these following command from a Terminal window:

sudo apt-get install tsclient

When i run these command the following error displayed.

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)

E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

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Ubuntu :: 10.4 Freezing \ When Tried To Turn It On Some Of The Lights Came On And The Caps Lock And Num Lock Started Flashing?

Sep 14, 2010

I have a HP Pavilion dv4 that is 4 months old. Yesterday it suddenly seemed to restart then once I logged in it turned off. When I tried to turn it on some of the lights came on and the caps lock and num lock started flashing. Since then I have not been able to get it to work correctly.It once seemed to turn on but died again after the login window.I tried to use my live cd but the same thing happened. It started loading once, but then shut down again. Every other time it stayed dead minus the lights

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