Ubuntu: Switch to Console mode from GUI mode in GNOME

To switch from GUI mode to Console mode in GNOME use these shortcuts


To switch to Console mode:

Press ‘Ctrl + Alt + F1′ (F2 – F6)


To switch between consoles in Console mode

Press ‘Alt + F1′ (F2 – F6)


To switch back to GNOME GUI mode

Press ‘Alt + F7′


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Henrik Damgaard

Henrik Damgaard

Hi I’m Henrik and I write this blog based on useful topics I find interesting – mostly covering some of my technical interests : System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), BizTalk, Windows Server, PowerShell, SQL server, Internet Information Services, PHP and .NET I am currently holding a position as System Administrator with focus on Microsoft server products.

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