Wednesday, February 10, 2016

boot ubuntu 11.04 desktop direct into console (text) but switch to GUI whenever you want

I followed this steps to boot directly into console mode... After lofin, the command startx shows the GUI..

taken from: http://askubuntu.com/questions/74645/possible-to-install-ubuntu-desktop-and-then-boot-to-no-gui


 did following
Step 1 First update your repository by running
sudo apt-get update
Step 2 There is some bug in old version of lightdm, so we need to upgrade the same. To do so run,
sudo apt-get install lightdm
Step 3 Now we have to modify grub config. Step 3a Open /etc/default/grub with your faviourite editor and change
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
to
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text"
Step 3b Also comment GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 This line is for unhiding the GRUB menu
Step 4 Now we will upgrade GRUB configuration
sudo update-grub
Step 5 Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop edition use lightdm for GUI. We need to disable the same
sudo update-rc.d -f lightdm remove
Step 6 Now restart your machine.

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