Fedora :: How Do I Disable Virtual Consoles

Sep 21, 2010

I'm building a web kiosk and I'm trying to figure out how to disable the ability to switch to tty2-6. All the references I've found refer to a process on older versions of Fedora.

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Fedora :: Disable The Extra Virtual Consoles?

Apr 4, 2010

I googled on how to disable the extra virtual consoles... I don't need 6 of them and decide to cut it down to 3 There was no luck with Google so I did this my own and seemed to have done the job...

rm /etc/event.d/tty4 tty5 tty6
This worked fine, but is there anything else I need to do with


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Fedora :: Missing Virtual Consoles After Upgrading Packages?

Apr 4, 2010

I installed 64-bit Fedora 12, and everything was working fine. I upgraded a bunch of packages (including, but not limited to, X and Gnome) via yum, and now I'm unable to access virtual consoles. X works fine, but Ctrl-Alt-F2, etc. leads me to a black screen.

How do I get my virtual consoles back?

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General :: Virtual Consoles Are Not Coming Up?

Apr 26, 2010

I recently installed RHEL 5.2 on my system. I found that I was not able to show up virtual consoles that we generally do by hitting Ctrl + Alt + F1 through F6.

I installed Red Hat again but the same problem is there. However, I can go into Run Level 3 by

init 3

but it takes too long to display the prompt. Besides, hitting Ctrl key generates error "unrecognized key" something like that.

Today I installed Virutal Box on Windows XP Host. Then I installed RHEL 5.2. There also I faced the same problem.

However, Virtual Box works fine and I am glad that I can now have only one Host OS on my system and then install as many Guest OSes as I want. Dual Boot System was giving me a heacdache.

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OpenSUSE :: Keep Contents Of The Virtual Consoles After Logout?

Apr 3, 2011

I just upgraded to openSuSE 11.4 from 11.1. In 11.1 the contents of the virtual consoles are kept after a logout, so if I login again, I get the same environment as before. In 11.4 the contents are lost. How can I switch on this feature again?

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General :: Virtual Consoles In Vmware Player?

Aug 10, 2010

I had installed vmware player in my windows 7 OS. How to work on virtual consoles in vmware player were I had installed linux.

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Debian Installation :: Virtual Consoles Are No Longer 25x80 On Squeeze?

Jun 12, 2011

On Debian lenny, when I wanted to go from X to a virtual console, I would type (for example) <Ctrl> <Alt> <F1>. Then I got the traditional 25x80 screen, which is wonderful in bad lighting conditions.

On Debian squeeze, virtual consoles are no longer 25x80. They fit way more than 25x80 characters on the screen. They go through the frame buffer, which I guess I must keep that way because otherwise it would ruin X.

But I want my 25x80 back, for those bad lighting conditions.

If I set /etc/default/console-setup to FONTFACE="VGA", at least I get a readable font.

ANd if I set /etc/default/console-setup to SCREEN_WIDTH=80 and SCREEN_HEIGHT=25, they do the obvious, but the characters are just as small, and the data is all in the upper left corner of the screen.

How do I get 25x80 so it fills the screen, as in the days of lenny, without removing /dev/fb0?

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General :: Show Names Of Created Virtual Consoles In Screen

Nov 25, 2010

How can I tell screen to always show created virtual console names in the bottom. I am using Ubuntu.

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General :: Debian - Use High Resolution (same As Desktop) In Virtual Consoles

Dec 6, 2010

I want to use 1920x1080 in the virtual consoles, with:

Debian Squeeze; proprierary ATI drivers.

Switching back to the open source drivers, it works automatically, but I got no clue with these ones. Someone say I should use uvesafb by modifing initramfs accordingly.

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Server :: Apache Disable SSL On A Virtual Host

Jan 22, 2010

I'm running Apache with mod ssl, with a php app using ssl. https://www.example1.com

I've made a virtual host to host a simple static site which I dont want SSL for.

When I try and get to the site it redirects me to [url] which gives a certifcate error and shows the site from example 1.

Config below:

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General :: Virtual Interface Eth0 1 Disable At Boot Time

Feb 10, 2010

I have set 'ONBOOT=no' in interface script '/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0:2' but my interface bring up at boot time, what is the problem , I have checked it 3 or 4 diff os/machine but the same issue. Can anyone please help me to disable virtual IP's at boot time that network script make it up every boot time.

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General :: Ubuntu - Using Multiple Consoles + Vim

Jul 12, 2010

I am gradually getting used to the CLI for Ubuntu. I am used to switching between windows when editing a file, going to the command line to run a cmd, and then back again etc.

I feel severly restricted by the CLI, as it seems I can only do one thing at a time. Surely, there must be a way where I can 'switch between' several command line consoles?

Also, I am using vim, and I sometimes need access the command line. At the moment, I have to quit vim to get to the CLI, and then start vim again. This is not very productive.

How to switch between CLI screens/consoles and also how to switch to the CLI from withinin vim and then back to vim again without having to close vim?

My distro is Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04 LTS)

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Ubuntu :: Tty Consoles Don't Show Up (notebook)

Aug 4, 2010

The problem is: CTRL-ALT-F1 etc does not give me the login consoles and i strongly suspect it has something to do with the notebook display adapter (a problem on its own, but in this case it seems to be the INTEL GMA).After pressing the key combo, the HD is working on something, but all I get is a frozen picture of my current (tty7) Desktop. After hitting CTRL+ALT-F7 it blacks out for a moment, comes back to normal gnome Desktop as if nothing happened.I tried setting different vga modes in grub (according to my research, this also sets tty consoles modes ?) with no luck.The output of 'hwinfo --framebuffer' is as follows (if it's of any help):


02: None 00.0: 11001 VESA Framebuffer
[Created at bios.464]
Unique ID: rdCR.7IS+B23HFDE
Hardware Class: framebuffer


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Ubuntu :: Set Grub2 And Consoles To Use 1920x1024?

Apr 12, 2011

I've just upgraded to a new monitor, that has a default resolution of 1920x1024. How do I set Grub2 and consoles to use 1920x1024? Right now I can't use any console (Ctrl-Alt-F2). I'm using Ubuntu 10:04 x86_64.

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General :: Multiple Consoles - Used VFB As Temp?

Jan 11, 2011

I am attempting to setup linux in my embedded environment. I wanted to output the console display though the tty serial port and the vt. Since I don't have a frambuffer hw driver yet, I just wanted to use the vfb as a temp.

So, this is what I did in my configuration file:
CONFIG_CMDLINE="console=ttyS0,115200n8 console=tty0 mem=126M video=vfb:"

I would expect the tty output to go to the uart as well as the virtual-console; this does not seem to be the case, as no vt functions are called when I execute prompt commads - I can see the console in my serial terminal, and this all works fine.

Here are extracts from my boot:
Kernel command line: console=ttyS0,115200n8 console=tty0 mem=126M video=vfb:
Console: colour dummy device 80x30
console [tty0] enabled
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 80x25
fb0: Virtual frame buffer device, using 1024K of video memory
Serial: 8250/16550 driver, 4 ports, IRQ sharing disabled
serial8250.0: ttyS0 at MMIO 0x3e000000 (irq = 99) is a 16550A
console [ttyS0] enabled
serial8250.0: ttyS1 at MMIO 0x3e001000 (irq = 9 is a 16550A
serial8250.0: ttyS2 at MMIO 0x3e002000 (irq = 97) is a 16550A

Here are my console binding results:
/ #
cat /sys/class/vtconsole/vtcon0/bind
/ # cat /sys/class/vtconsole/vtcon0/name
(S) dummy device
/ # cat /sys/class/vtconsole/vtcon1/bind
/ # cat /sys/class/vtconsole/vtcon1/name
(M) frame buffer device
/ #

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Software :: Out Of Frequency During Boot And On Consoles?

Aug 3, 2011

On the weekend I installed and played Crayon Physics Deluxe, and when I closed it it caused some graphics problems. I thought nothing of it and shut down the system. When I next booted the computer it gave a warning about hard disk erros at first, then rebooted, and then just gave me an out of frequency error right after the BIOS splash screen.

As I did not know what to do and where to look for the root of the problem I eventually set up the system (Ubuntu 11.04) anew, and even completely formatted the partitions for / and /home, so that absolutely everything should have been as it was on day one. But since then, even though the partition for / had actually been deleted and then created anew, instead of the Ubuntu splash screen I continue to get this out of frequency error until the login manager appears. And what's much worse, I get it immediately as soon as I switch to any console with Ctrl + Alt + F2 or any other, so I cannot use any console.

Then yesterday Skype had a crash, and again the whole thing started, after rebooting I only got the out of frequency error, nothing else. So I set the system up again, but the situation is still the same, the out of frequency error up to the login screen remains, and it also remains on the consoles.

There is no problem whatsoever with any system booted from CD. As all actual data had been wiped during the reinstall, I suppose that the problem must be connected with grub 2, some misconfiguration in the boot loader - but I have no idea how to check or change what's there.

The graphics adapter is a GeForce 7025 with nvidia driver 270.41.06. The Ubuntu setup offers two drivers, this is the older one apparently, but it's the same thing with the newer one. The monitor is a PKB Viseo 230Ws at 1920x1080 pixels, H 67 kHz and V 60 Hz.

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Programming :: Two Text Consoles On The Same Physical One?

Jun 27, 2011

How large would a program have to be to open two text consoles on the same physycal console? And what would the general outline be?

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Slackware :: Consoles Don't Display Any Output

Feb 6, 2011

I am using a 64-bit Slackware 13.1 distro (I chose 64 by mistake, to be honest, as I know there's less trouble with a 32-bit distro) and I have some problems with my consoles (in text mode). After changing the runlevel in ininittab to graphic mode (4), I can't enter any of my consoles. Actually, only ctrl+alt F1 shows some output, regarding the graphic mode (I'm currently using KDE4, the default for slackware 13.1) and F6 is the only normal consoles I have access to. However, if I log out and log in (with another user, maybe) there's no output anywhere (not on F1, neither on F6).

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CentOS 5 :: Run Multiple Sub Server Consoles?

Apr 30, 2011

I am tring to run a few game servers on CentOS 5.5, this is a headless server I am renting and I do have root level access and am able to install or run anything.
For me to run a game server I need issue the following command: ./r1q2ded-x86_64 +set dedicated 1 +set ip +set port 27911 +set game lithium +exec server.cfg &

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OpenSUSE Install :: The Alternate Consoles Not Working?

Dec 11, 2009

I am neither sure what these are called not if this is the proper place to report the problem, please let me know if there is a better place.The consoles that should ne invoked using CTRL-ATL-F1...Fx are simply not there or cause my OpenSUSE 11.2 64-bit to crash. If I hit a combination like CTRL-ALT-F3 (say), my screen goes completely black (there is absolutely nothing on screen), not only that I cannot return to X (using Gnome, if that makes a difference), none of the CTRL-ALT-Fx work after that and I must do a hardware reset.

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Ubuntu :: Way To Force Consoles To Be In Lower Resolution

Oct 1, 2010

I upgraded from 9.04 to 10.04.1 so I am still using legacy grub.Anyway, I noticed with the update that the console is using the framebuffer and using VESA for high resolutions.I really don't like or want this feature. So I added vga=0 to get 80x25 and it works initially but just when the X server is running (Xubuntu in my case) I can see how the console switches to a high resolution again. After this, if I go to a console, lets say tty1, it is using again a high resolution instead of 80x25 (VGA). Is there a way to force the consoles to be in a lower resolution and keep it that way? It used to work fine in ubuntu 8.xx and 9.xx

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Ubuntu Installation :: Blank Boot Screen And Consoles

May 27, 2010

I have got myself into a situation where I see nothing during boot until X starts, and I have no text virtual consoles. I recently replaced my old 9.10 system running on hardware that seemed to be breaking down, with a new system with both an onboard graphics chip (which I disabled in the BIOS as the 1st step), and an Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS card. I installed Windows XP then Ubuntu 9.10, copied all my files across, modified /etc/fstab, /etc/hosts, etc etc., and as the last step I unplugged the 1920x1440 IBM CRT that I'd used during the install and tweaking, and plugged the display into the BenQ LCD on a Belkin 4-port KVM. Oh, I also installed Windows and Splashtop (that mini-Linux that fast boots from the Windows NTFS partition).

I had a problem at that point: I had a lot of trouble getting any signal on the LCD monitor, and eventually got it working but with the whole display half-shifted off the screen (everything was shifted to the right about six inches), and the Ubuntu splash during boot (the sort of spotlight effect with the glowing horizontal line with the light animating along it left and right) was shrunk and only occupied part of the screen. Nor could X detect what kind of monitor it was. I had a lot of problem with a lot of attempts prodding the LCD monitor to complain "Out of range!" (over the top of the Ubuntu three linked circles). I couldn't fix the problem, and in the end installed the Nvidia proprietary driver and ran its X configurator, and suddenly everything snapped back and began working correctly: X ran happily in 1680x1050, filling the screen properly, and X could now correctly detect the monitor as a BenQ.....

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Ubuntu :: No Display, Consoles Only After Update And Driver Activation?

Apr 24, 2011

I have a big issue that i can understand (and i didn't find any answers) When i boot, i only have the fullscreen console (tty1 to tty6), which ask me to login.If a try a gedit it says that there is no display. Startx doesn't work neither.

Before this, i tried to update from 10.04 to 10.10, but I had some issues with the update manager. On looked on google for solutions and I tried a couple of those: I updated my source list with maverick ppa, I removed the nvida driver

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General :: Ubuntu - Command-line Program That Switches Consoles?

Jun 18, 2011

For whatever reason, the "Ctrl-Alt-Fn" sequence has no effect on one of my Ubuntu machines; the sequence is interpreted as ordinary input. I need to get the system to a console because I'm trying to do a dist-upgrade and that's going to bounce gdm etc.

Is there some command-line tool that can be used to switch consoles? I have some vague distant memory of that being possible.

(I'm running Ubunty Jaunty at the moment. Yes I know it's old; I'm trying to march forward.)

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Software :: Access The Serial Management Consoles Of Various Hardware Devices Via Browser - Java Based

May 22, 2010

Is there any Linux software that allows accessing a pre-configured serial console via Browser using a java applet? I would like to access the serial management consoles of various hardware devices via browser.

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Server :: Apache Virtual Host To Limit The Concurrent Connections Of Virtual Hosts?

Jul 3, 2009

apache virtual host to limit the concurrent connections of virtual hosts? Taking into account the host of each virtual user's home directory can also have more than one subdirectory, which should be restricted to a subdirectory. Is beyond the control of the operation of these sites in a subdirectory. Best local restrictions or limitations to the overall situation.

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Hardware :: Lm-sensors Acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter - Virtual Device Temp1 ?

Aug 23, 2009

I have spent considerable hours searching forums and googling. I have yet to find out what "lm-sensors acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1:" is actually looking at. I have an Abit IP35 motherboard with Ubuntu 9.04 installed.

Here is the output from sensors:

Virtual Device Temp 1 keeps going up to 121 degrees and the computer shuts down. None of the others overheat. Also, my bios does not show my voltages to be set like it lists above. The bios in the motherboard is the latest from Abit.

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Networking :: Outgoing Local Trafic Over Virtual Interface Has Not Virtual Ip Address

Aug 25, 2009

When I create virtual ethernet interface and do a ping -I <v_int> <host> the outgoing address is the one of the physical interface and NOT the virtual interface.Is there no chance that trafic will go out with virtual interface address??Incoming trafic is done well i.e. responds to the virtual interface have the virtual address.

My problem is that I have 2 modems and want to check both default gw behind the modems.
If I do a "normal" ping both are reachable over default route even the modem which is not the default route will not work because ping goes over the working modem.So I have 2 routing tables and want to route the virtual interface to one modem the other to the other modem

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General :: Create And Configure A Virtual SAN Disk And Work On It With Virtual Machines?

Jun 29, 2010

I would like to configure and SAN disk. But I do not have a physical SAN disk. Is it possible to create and configure a Virtual SAN disk and work on it with virtual machines?I have around 400GB of space in my Laptop.

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Server :: Debian Lenny - All Virtual Hosts Lead To First Virtual Host

Apr 21, 2010

I'm having an issue with setting up the virtual hosts on my web server. I have 2 virtual hosts (example1.com, example2.com). example1.com works but example2.com is sent to the index file of example1.com. I did some searching on google and it seems the problem might be with my /etc/hosts file.

First virtual host that the second is also directed to...in sites-available/sites-enabled (note port 80 is blocked by my isp so I use 8080)


Second virtual host file


And my hosts file


# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts

Also I'm using a dyndns.org...would that make a difference?

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