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.