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I run Ubuntu 16 on VMWare machine. After removing X11 configuration files I got this message during startup:
The system is running in low-graphics mode Your screen, graphics cards, and input device settings could not be detected correctly. You will need to configure these yourself.
Mouse and keyboard don't work after displaying this message. How can I boot in a very basic mode and get a console? ctrl+alt+F1 etc to select text console doesn't work.
This is not duplicate, since I'm asking not about fixing displayed error, but how to get to console mode.