Text mode refers to either using one of the virtual terminals or booting Ubuntu without using a graphics server such as X.

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Live version of Ubuntu Server?

I know that Ubuntu Desktop comes with a Live mode, but unfortunately that DVD boots straight to GUI (I'm on a text-only machine). I haven't seen an option to Try Ubuntu Server. Is there a live ...
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Booting in text mode in a VM - not working

My /etc/default/grub is as follows - see image - but the VM is booting into the GUI. Why?
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Using grub2 for temporary boot into text mode

I want to boot temporary into text mode using grub2 and followed the steps explained in How to boot into command line on Ubuntu or Debian. Running cat /proc/cmdline from the terminal than gives the ...
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Deleting duplicate lines in text file…?

Complete noobie question --- How can I delete duplicate lines in a text file via command prompt? For Example- I have a 10MB text file and I want to keep only one line of "My line", but somewhere in ...
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How to auto-login in text mode?

I have a Raspberry Pi 2 with Ubuntu Mate 15.04. I've managed to make it boot in console mode, but now I want to enable auto login. I already tried a lot of things, like: Editing /etc/inittab. ...
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Cannot access text mode - black screen

I am trying to install CUDA and Theano using this guide: Before installing CUDA, it is recommended to switch to text mode and kill x server. However, I cannot access text mode, I just have a black ...
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how to configure terminal in a text boot?

I use tmux in xterm and gnome-terminal.Configuring gnome-terminal's background and foreground is not an issue as it can be easily done through gui itself.Few things to mention: I can configure ...
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wpa_supplicant does not connect with “ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: Invalid argument” error!

Ubuntu Server 12.04 is installed on my desktop system (in text-mode, no X-Window is available) and I have no wired Ethernet connected, just wireless network is available. I use TP-Link TL-WN723N USB ...
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Command prompt is over written by previous commands!

My system has Ubuntu Server 12.04 installed in text-mode (no X-Window) and a command prompt that is defined in my ~/.bashrc file by following line: ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 remastering boot option “text”

I remastered an Ubuntu 14.04 ISO. In isolinux.cfg I could use the boot-option "text". Remastering 15.04 this no longer works. "text" mode is ignored and the gui/desktop starts. How can I fix this?
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ubuntu text-mode boot welcome Banner

im using ubuntu 14.04 and i edited grub so that it boots into text mode i want to display a message in the login screen like this: _ _ | |_ ___ ___| |_ | __/ _ \/ __| __| | || ...
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Ubuntu boots into text mode

I turned on my desktop this morning and it booted into text mode and it would not boot into graphical mode. I don't remember doing anything that could have caused this. My desktop was working fine the ...
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In Ubuntu 15.04 can't do graphical log in

I have done clean install recently of Ubuntu Desktop 15.04. And I was able to log in to the graphical environment until I enabled "boot to text" like said there: How do I disable X at boot time so ...
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Can't leave text mode once entered

Im using Ubuntu 14.10 32bit And I want to install Nvidia official driver as I've dome many time. But once I press Ctrl+Alt+F1, I enter a stucked command line where I cant press anything also not ...
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How to use NVIDIA GTX 970 GPU? [duplicate]

I have NVIDIA GTX 970 GPU, which is pretty new chip and it is not recognized by nouveau driver shipped with Ubuntu 14.10, hence I am stuck on 1024x768 resolution on Full HD monitor - not so good. ...
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How do I customize GRUB to choose enter the text mode or enter the graphical mode

How do I customize GRUB so every time booting I could choose whether I want to boot into text mode or boot into graphical mode. I have try to edit /etc/default/grub and change ...
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Can't switch to the text mode

I was trying to stop xserver and install accelerated nvidia driver for cuda programming but for some reason when I type ctrl+alt+F1 (or F2-F6) I get "no signal" on my screen and no prompt after that. ...
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GUI Application Resolution from Text Mode OS

I'm trying to turn a computer into a Linux thin client via Ubuntu. I have a Dell OptiPlex 755 loaded with Ubuntu 14.04 installed and fully patched. I've configured the OS to run in text mode and ...
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How can I simplify the Finch interface?

I am using Finch, the text-based version of Pidgin. It uses a library called GNTRC to create a windowing interface in text. Personally, I find it a bit complicated. Is there a simpler text interface?
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Installation Ubuntu in text mode

How to install Ubuntu 13.10 in text mode? Alternate ISO is discontinued.
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How to recover Ubuntu from text mode?

My Ubuntu no longer starts in graphical mode, it starts in text mode. If I try to run startx I receive unable to connect to X server: No such file or directory How can I reinstall XServer and Unity? ...
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How to start the text mode installer from the Kubuntu 12.04 DVD?

I'm trying to install Kubuntu 12.04 from the DVD, and I want the text-mode installer. I don't see how I can get to it from the boot menu. What should I enter as the boot options? Or should I start the ...
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Install text mode Ubuntu

I have to run four OSs simultaneously and do not need graphical desktop. and I have only Ubuntu desktop CD. Is it possible to install Ubuntu desktop without graphical environment?
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cannnot boot to text mode with r/w fileystem

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 server to a laptop, and the grub file is along the lines of: setparams 'Ubuntu' recordfail gfxmod $linux -gfxmod set root ='hd0,msdos/' ...
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Is it possible to change text console (VT, framebuffer) foreground color?

I tried setterm -foreground green but any action resets the color back to white. Also, switching black and white seems like a nice option for e-paper (e-ink) screens.
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Unsuccessful upgrade from 11.10 to 12.4 LTS leads to black screen with cursor blinking

During the upgrade from 11.10 to 12.4, I got stuck on a screen with background image, and nothing else. I restarted the computer, and after GRUB menu, screen gets black with cursor blinking. I've ...
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What packages do I remove to get a command line only mode?

I was attempting to install a command line only version of Ubuntu and followed the instructions here. I downloaded the alternate CD and went through the installation, but never got an "Install a ...
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NVIDIA display driver not working in text mode

I have the NVIDIA display driver from CUDA 5.0 Pre-release (on a SONY vaio) installed with 12.04. X works fine, but I if I press Ctrl+Alt+F1 the screen turns black and no login prompt appears. Its ...
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12.10 Booting Into Variations Of Blank Screen

I've been running the Ubuntu 12.10 beta since about a month before the final release with almost no problems. However since the day of release (I'm assuming an update has caused this) I have had ...
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How to install Edubuntu on a system with low memory (256 Mb)?

I'm preparing an old system with 256 Mb RAM to send it to some children. It doesn't have Ethernet controller and there are no Internet access at the destination. I've chosen Edubuntu for obvious ...
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Text based installation for Server

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 11.04 server on one of my machines (1U server) but graphics at the time of installation has an issue. Previously I would remove HDD connect it to other computer, install ...
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verbose displayed halfly over text mode booting

I tried to boot my Ubuntu into text mode with verbosity enabled, this is what I configured in /etc/default/grub: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text init=/sbin/init --verbose vga=791" then update-grub ...
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Add console/text booting mode to grub menu

I want to have text booting mode option on grub menu screen. How do I create this menu entry?
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How to boot into the command line? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to autologin in text mode How can you boot directly into the command line with Kubuntu? I've tried searching on Google but all I can find is related to Ubuntu.
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Problem booting in text mode Ubuntu 12.04

I made the big mistake of upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer with NVidia card and the interface is now broken. I have to use Unity 2D and the games I used to play with my daughter are not ...
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How do I boot into true text mode?

I've found ways to disable gdm or lightdm or whatever 11.10 uses, but I can't find a way to get a true text-mode boot. I want to see all the kernel messages fly by as it boots, not a stupid purple ...
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Is it possible to get the Tux logo on the text-based boot?

On Knoppix-based distros, you get a nice Tux logo on the left of the screen during text boot. Is this possible to get on Ubuntu?
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strange text-mode behavior (large fonts and blue lines) with virtualbox [closed]

I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on Oracle VirtualBox and everything went fine except going to text-mode using CTRL + ALT + F1, the console appears in strange behavior as seen on the following link ...
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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=“text” is not working

I am trying to make Ubuntu run in text mode only as I want to use it as local server. I searched and found that I should edit /etc/default/grub and replace quiet splash with text then run update-grub, ...
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Booting into text mode - how can I fix it?

I upgrade my Ubuntu to 11.10. I restarted and it worked perfectly until now when I restarted again and it is now in text mode after I login. Can somebody please provided some suggestions on what I ...
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How do I disable X at boot time so that the system boots in text mode?

Is it possible to disable X at boot time? I'm setting up a server so it would be nice if it wouldn't load the graphical interface every time I boot.