Switch or Boot into Text Mode in Ubuntu

Switch or Boot into Text Mode in Ubuntu

Switch into Text mode

Press Ctrl+Alt+F3 to tty3 text console, and switch back via Ctrl+Alt+F2.

Boot into Text mode

  • Edit /etc/default/grub

    • Disable GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
    • Set GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="text"
    • Set GRUB_TERMINAL="console" to disable graphical terminal.
  • Update grub by running command update-grub

  • Set system to multi user mode systemctl set-default multi-user.target


How to Boot Ubuntu 20.04 into Text / Command Console

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