creating a CLI session

Christer Edwards christer.edwards at
Wed Dec 20 06:46:14 GMT 2006


If you want a server-only install (with no option for GUI) you could
install the ubuntu-server installation found here:, or

If you'd like to simply remove the GUI that you currently have you
could run the following:

sudo aptitude remove gdm

..that will leave the gnome files there but the graphical login screen
& gnome launcher will never load automagically anymore.

I hope that helps.  Let me know if you need more.

On 12/19/06, Ryan <rscottfree at> wrote:
> I have just installed Edgy Eft on my macbook. I love the Gnome
> interface, but I want to be able to boot a command line interface only
> session. This would be something like a server-only install of Ubuntu.
> I've looked through the Ubuntu mailing lists and Google, and have not
> found anything. The main reason I want to do this is because I spend
> most of my time on the command line, and working in a CLI environment
> would extend the power of my laptop battery.
> I think the solution might be found in altering the grub options, but I
> have no idea how and I don't want to break the whole system in the process.
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