I know that this question is likely to have been asked elsewhere, but despite a concerted effort I have found everything BUT what I am looking for. What I want to do is pretty straightforward. I have a server running on 14.04 server LTS. Some software that I want to run on in it necessitates a GUI, but other benefits from the CLI. What I want to be able to do is administer it remotely, and for it to boot into CLI but with one command switch to a GUI. From there I would be able to return to the CLI when I had finished. So:
- Boot to CLI
- Switch to GUI at will
- Switch back to CLI, also at will...
...so that I could view what was going on from a remote desktop while my server was running a GUI.
Any help would not only be much appreciated, but the giver would be held in the highest regard :o)