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TTY with 256 colors?

One of my dev machines is an Ubuntu server installation with no X/gui/etc. It just boots to terminal. Can I enable 256 colors here? How?

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marked as duplicate by quack quixote Apr 15 '10 at 0:00

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

Look at this question: – mrucci Feb 28 '10 at 11:27
this does appear to be asking how to configure 256-color Virtual Terminals; closing as duplicate. i expect you can get 256 colors on a typical pseudo-TTY, eg, by SSH'ing into the box from your favorite terminal emulator (PuTTY, gnome-terminal, etc) running on another box, or even by running gnome-terminal on the dev box and displaying back to a remote X-server. if you'd like to explore the other options, please edit your question and flag for moderator attention to request it be reopened. – quack quixote Apr 15 '10 at 0:00

Check out some answers in this thread.

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gnome-terminal is a terminal emulator program that runs in X and connects to a pseudo-TTY. not the same thing as a hardware TTY. – quack quixote Apr 14 '10 at 23:56

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