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I am trying to correct my boot up to black screen but don't know how to get to the command prompt. Environment is Ubuntu server 12.04

Here is a line of code that was given to me in an answer.

pkexec gedit /etc/default/grub

Sorry I'm so lame but at least I was able to stand up my server to black screen. My NETGEAR Genie shows my box on the network map. Not too bad for a beginner I spose. Thanks for all your help folks.

Kenny

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Ctrl+Alt+F2 should do it. –  user68186 Mar 24 at 18:32
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yes, those keys will do, but without a graphical interface (X) you will need to use sudo -e /etc/default/grub. –  bodhi.zazen Mar 24 at 18:33
    
Thanks very much sorry it took me so long to reply. –  NewWinger Mar 25 at 17:35

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Good evening. Maybe you have a problem of brightness so you can test it by increasing the brightniess whith you keyboard shorcut for it (Fn + F3 for me).

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I was finally able to get to the command-line and actually started to use a few commands. Thank you for your kind responce. So far, so good. –  NewWinger Mar 25 at 17:36

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