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I am new to Ubuntu Linux. I was trying to disable the GUI with one of the following commands_

sudo telinit 3 (OR) sudo systemctl stop lightdm.

After typing one of these commands, the GUI stopped but there was no terminal display and cannot type any command. Only show the blink of underscore "_". Please help me how to solve it. Thanks.

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By default Ubuntu 16.04LTS has multiple virtual consoles (VCs) and the graphical user interface would normally run on VC7.

Try switching with Ctrl+Alt+F1 or try with one of the other function keys (F2..F6).

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