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Virtual terminal with at least 16bit color?

It's 2013 and there should be terminals with more than 256 colors by now (you'd think). Are there any terminals with more than 8bit colors (usually from 8 bit we jump to 16bit) to use with linux? ...
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How to display a message upon login to specific tty

In /etc/securetty I commented out tty2 and tty3: #tty2 #tty3 This succesfully disables root login for these two terminals for root. But is it possible to display a message such as "root login is ...
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How to switch between Linux virtual terminals over serial?

How do you switch between Linux virtual terminals over a serial terminal connection? I'm trying to install Debian on a Beagleboard via the serial console. I'm using screen (screen /dev/ttyUSB0 ...
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Change Linux console screen blanking behavior

How do I change the screen blanking behavior on Linux virtual terminals? For example, if I switch to a VT from X, login, and leave the system alone for 5 minutes or so, the screen will blank like a ...
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Terminal proxy or screen without terminal emulation

How can I make terminal applications immune to terminal emulator close, but still able to use all virtual terminal features? \begin{UPDATE} I want my terminal application remain alive and accessible ...
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xorg DPMS off: keep VT from turning screen back on

I have an embedded board with a small UPS. When AC power goes down, I need to turn off all power hungry devices in order to have a clean shutdown. First thing I do, is set DPMS to force powerdown, ...
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How to switch to non-graphical view in ubuntu?

I've recently installed Ubuntu. It's graphical; how can I switch to command-line mode so that everything is to be typed, like DOS?