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How do I log syslog to virtual console from systemd?

This fails: $ cat /etc/systemd/system/getty@tty8.service.d/override.conf [Service] ExecStart= ExecStart=-/usr/bin/tail -f /var/log/syslog Aug 2 11:28:22 darts02 tail[317]: Aug 2 11:28:18 darts02 ...
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How to initiate multiple X login sessions at system startup?

I have Linux Mint 17.2 KDE. I have several user accounts. I often use them at the same time for different tasks. My use case is like this: Login as user1. Start program A. Ctl+Alt+L --> "Switch users"...
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inittab/getty basics: How does all these ttys works?

I've built minimalistic linux enviroment, with means of buildroot (kernel+glibc+eudev+busybox). But i have several issues with it, because i lack understanding what is going on. I've noticed 2 issues: ...
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how can I show the console of a headless running vbox vm

I have a virtualbox headless VM running on CentOS 7. I can show the console of the VM by opening up the virtualbox manager, right clicking the machine, and choose "Show". Is there a way to do this (...
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Output in a virtual console (tty1) ridiculously slow; possible graphics acceleration issue

Some time ago on an older computer running Ubuntu I noticed the output on a virtual console (e.g. tty1) is slow. It wasn't an issue there and barely even noticeable. But now on my new laptop with ...
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Black areas when using RDP and Hyper-V VM console

OK, So when I use RDC (Remote Desktop Connection) to connect to a remote machine, the screen is full of random black areas. The way I managed to resolve this was by unchecking Persistent bitmap ...
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What can run on a virtual console except getty and X?

So I know about linux virtual consoles, about how you can access them with ctrl+alt+f#, and I know that consoles 1-6 run getty and console 7 typically runs an X server, but that got me thinking about ...
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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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How to exit a “virsh console” connection?

Is there any special characters involved? I want to be able to open a console connection in my application and exit upon completion of a task
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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 (and other special keystrokes) to X window?
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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 ones. ...