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Switch to Console mode

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Switch to Console mode

The usual method of command-line access in Ubuntu is to start a terminal (see the section called "Starting the Terminal" above) , however sometimes it is useful to switch to the real console:

  • Use the Ctrl-Alt-F1 shortcut keys to switch to the first console.

  • To switch back to Desktop mode, use the Ctrl-Alt-F7 shortcut keys.


Note:    There are six consoles available. Each one is accessible with the shortcut keys Ctrl-Alt-F1 to Ctrl-Alt-F6.

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