Command line only skin/mode?
I recently installed ubuntu 12.04 and kubuntu-desktop on a macbook pro and although I am enjoying them, I am getting horrendous battery life using them.
Since I am mainly using terminal only, I was wondering if there was an interface or something I could download where I could log out and log into a shell only environment? I will occasionally need to look something up on the internet, so I would want to be able to switch back to something where I can use a browser.
I am aware I can boot into text mode by altering the kernel boot line; however, I have problems when exiting it, the ubuntu/kubuntu dektop does not appear (just by background image), and I can't get back to the text mode easily.
I am mainly interested in doing this so I can choose to save some battery power by using the shell only mode when I know I will be working in it for a long time, so I don't waste power displaying all the openGL graphics.