How to boot Ubuntu 14.04 in text mode – Tutorial

The Graphic User Interface is very useful but it consumes a lot of CPU power.
In many cases the GUI is useless so I disable it.
With Ubuntu 14.04 you can disable the startup of the GUI at boot time, simply changing the grub configuration.



Open a new terminal.

Make a copy of the grub file, so you can restore your previous version…..

# cp -n /etc/default/grub /etc/default/grub.orig

Edit the grub configuration file with your favourite text editor (I use vim…)
# vim /etc/default/grub

Comment the line containing the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT declaration by adding a # at the beginning of the line, you shoud have something like the following:


Uncomment the line
removing the # at the beginning.

Save the changes and exit from the text editor

Udate the grub
# update-grub

Reboot your system.


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