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How to share a serial port between a gdbserver and a system console

I am trying to debug userland applications on an ARM-based embedded system running a Linux/Busybox software stack. GDB runs on a host (Debian) PC and the target has a gdbserver. I'd like to use one ...
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Disable Virtual Consoles

We have an embedded Linux system running Redhat 6.5. We would like to disable virtual consoles, so the user is unable to navigate away from our application. I've found some references to editing files ...
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fbcon - Use Android/MSM framebuffer device for boot console

I am trying to use a rooted Nexus 5 (msm 8974 chipset) device with Debian running with an X server and linux framebuffer boot console. I have recompiled the default Android hammerhead kernel (with ...
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What are the differences between each virtual console (Ctrl+Alt F1 - F6)?

In Ubuntu, there are 6 virtual consoles, which can be accessed by pressing Ctrl +Alt + F1 - F6, and F7, to exit. What are the differences between these virtual consoles? Do they run different things, ...
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Console-based login into KDE Environment

I would like to have a console-based login instead of a graphical-based login manager. The current manager is KDM which is a part of the KDE environment in the Debian distribution. Removing the ...
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Linux Virtual Console bottom cut off

The bottom few lines are cut off in the Linux virtual console. I have switched around from nvidia drivers to the x-org servers and back, no luck. Interestingly, this issue occurs when booting from any ...
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Why do Linux systems have multiple virtual consoles?

We can switch to a text console by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F<1-7> on the keyboard. What are the uses of these consoles, and why are there multiple consoles?
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Sending change virtual console command in PuTTY

I'm trying to use PuTTY to change the virtual console on Linux via the usual key commands - Alt + F1 or Ctrl + Alt + F1 etc. However this doesn't work. Switching TTY should be simple and is something ...
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How to prevent Ctrl+Alt+F1 switching off from X?

How to change this sequence to, for example "Ctrl+Fn+F1" or temporarily disable it? @related: How to send Ctrl+Alt+F1 to window (to switch terminal remotely, not locally)?
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Use high resolution (same as desktop) in Linux virtual consoles

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 ...