How to boot Ubuntu in text mode

The following tips are sent to me by our friend Oleksis and in it it shows us how to start the boot of Ubuntu 11.10 in text mode (console) to see the services and modules that are executed when loading the Kernel Linux.

This is very useful in the case of presenting very old monitors which do not support starting in splash mode or have a low resolution to start in splash mode.

For this we need to edit the configuration of the Grub in the file / Etc / default / grub and uncomment the following line:


We update the configuration of the Grub


And in the next system boot, we would start in text mode, until we start the session manager that we have by default to enter the system.

Remember if you have activated other terminals (tty) you can switch between them by pressing [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Fx] where x It is a number (1..7) that depends on the number of terminals that we have enabled.

I hope you find it useful.

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  1.   Courage said

    see the services and modules that are executed when loading the kernel

    Come on, let's not be lazy, I already say:

    - Spying service to the user
    - Bank data collection service for when it is a payment distro
    - Free electronic toll service for bugs
    - Public address service for the reggaeton noises of the bugs

    Now seriously, this is something useful for all distros, for when we screw them fix them

  2.   oleksis said

    Thanks @elav for sharing the tips with the <° Linux community. I invite other users to share their experiences with the remaining members from

    Greetings and we read ...

  3.   Henry berger said

    I have Ubuntu 11.10 installed, on a computer, .. in which I need to start in text mode .. I followed to the letter but it gives me an error that refers to the resolution.
    I think maybe you have to enable the video mode to use or something like that.
    Thanks for the info..