Wednesday, July 10, 2013

HowTo:Diasable GUI mode in Ubuntu

As the title suggests,here are the five steps using which you can disable the 'Graphics' mode in Ubuntu (offcourse intended for Ubuntu-desktop editions.The server edition does not provide GUI)

Step 1: Using terminal, navigate to /etc/default

cd /etc/default

Step 2: On listing out the files in the directory,you will find a file named grub.Edit this file using preferred editor.I use vi

vi grub

The file looks like this.

 Step 3: Look for and change the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT = "quiet splash" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT ="text"

Step 4: Save changes and exit out of the editor.

Step 5: Its now time to update the configurations made to the grub.Use this command

sudo update-grub

You will see something like this

Reboot the system and see the effect.To revert back to the GUI mode just revert the changes you made earlier.Don't forget step 5.

Have a great day!!! Cheers!!

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