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The non-GUI interface is called a virtual console (VC) or virtual terminal (VT) and it runs on a virtual device called a TTY; see: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/4126/what-is-the-exact-difference-between-a-terminal-a-shell-a-tty-and-a-con There are actually 6 of them instantiated at boot and you can cycle through them with Alt-Ctrl-F[1-6] (this ...


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