[xubuntu-users] How to get rid of all splash screens etc. and/or stop lighdm?

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Sat Mar 17 19:32:54 UTC 2012

On Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 05:42:47PM +0100, Kaj Haulrich wrote:
> On 03/17/2012 05:11 PM, Chris Green wrote:
> >I need to diagnose slow start-up and shutdown issues so it would be nice
> >to be able to get rid of all the pretty (but totally pointless) splash
> >screens and GUIs which run at start-up and shutdown.
> >
> >Ideally I'd like to be able to do what one used to be able to do by
> >setting the run level in /etc/inittab such that no attempt was made to
> >start X after booting.  Then one could run startx manually to start the
> >X server.
> >
> >I've attempted to configure grub to run in text mode at start up but,
> >after showing me the boot selection screen all I get is a black screen
> >and a cursor, no output at all.
> >
> >Also, at shutdown, how can I disable the xubuntu splash screen and see
> >what's happening?
> >
> Open a Terminal and:
> sudo leafpad /etc/default/grub
> [give password]
> in the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
> delete quiet splash - leave the space between " and " empty
> so it reads:
> save the file
> exit leafpad
> now in the terminal:
> sudo update-grub
> exit the terminal
> reboot
Yes, thanks, that shows me much more of what's going on.  My problem was
that I had believed the comments in /etc/default/grub which are rather

Chris Green

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