Hi I want to boot Ubuntu quantal to a command prompt always and then use startx to launch x-windows if required. I have used the following methods but none work correctly.
update-rc.d -f lightdm remove ---- does not work in quantal, works in debian sid.
I used the boot paramter 'text' on the grub command line. This does boot to console but then when I do startx only starts the server - no clients, if I do startx gnome-shell then gnome-shell runs but a lot of the initialisation is not done.
I also used start lightdm (after using the 'text' boot parameter). The problem is x starts with clients ok, but then when I exit X the server does not shutddown.
I would like to boot to a command prompt use startx to start gnome shell fully initialised, then on exit the x server should shutdown. I can do it fine in debian sid, ubuntu 12.04 but not ubuntu 12.10. Any help with quantal would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Rob