[lubuntu-users] About booting Focal-Fossa to text mode
wiklund.olle at gmail.com
Sat Dec 14 16:03:30 UTC 2019
Den 2019-12-14 kl. 16:09, skrev Harry Putnam:
> Running updated forcal-fossa
> I want to boot to console/text mode and later call startx if I want X.
> Found the directions for doing that except its for 14.?? from the
> handbook and made the modifications suggested there, in
> /etc/default/grub. Then ran `update-grub'
> # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
> # /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
> # For full documentation of the options in this file, see:
> # info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'
> | ## commented
> | # GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash resume=UUID=58ccce28-21fa-465a-9ec9-9a38d74549e3"
> | ## Commented
> | ## GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=
> | ## Edited adding `text'
> | GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="text"
> # Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs
> # This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains
> # the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...)
> # Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)
> | ## removed comment
> | GRUB_TERMINAL=console
> # The resolution used on graphical terminal
> # note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
> # you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'
> # Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux
> # Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries
> # Uncomment to get a beep at grub start
> #GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"
> ------- ------- --END FILE-- ------- -------
> When I rebooted, I do get to see the boot messages but the boot ends
> up at the greeter login screen in X so when I log in I'm in X when I
> should be in console(text) Mode.
> I want to end up in console mode with a text login and no X.
> What else do I need to do for that to happen?
I think what else you need is to tweak systemd as described in the
If your desktop uses systemd, and I am rather sure it does (Ubuntu 15.04
or later), there is one additional step needed. That is to change the
default target from "graphical" target to "multi-user" target. Skip this
step if your desktop does not use systemd.
sudo systemctl set-default multi-user.target
At this point, your desktop should boot into the command line when you
You can always revert to desktop boot later by restoring GRUB config
file and running:
sudo systemctl set-default graphical.target
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