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So I installed Ubuntu server to run some tests on a VM. For various reasons I couldn't get a specific DEB file, and instead of using a shared folder I decided it would be a good idea to install ubuntu-desktop so I can run Firefox and grab the file directly from the web.
Now, every time I boot my machine I get the graphical interface, but I have no reason for it since I'm running tests with the LAMP server.
I tried this
If anyone has any idea for a solution, I'd appreciate it.
BTW: I thought about simply uninstalling ubuntu-desktop, but I feel like I might need it in the future, so, I really just want to disable the GUI.
While this solution is not perfect I realized, it works for now:
On the How do I boot into console mode? question, user Michael K mentions that:
" Okay another way would be to disable the lightdm service in init:
in there there is a section like this:
start on (filesystem and started dbus and (drm-device-added card0 PRIMARY_DEVICE_FOR_DISPLAY=1 or stopped udev-fallback-graphics))
While this worked perfectly, I can't access the GUI with the
startx command - the system just crashes. And I guess I'll need to uncomment the section to load startx.
Considering the fact that I want to keep the server running for as long as possible, having to restart it every time I want to log in the GUI is kinda unproductive.
I guess it's possible simply to kill the GUI ( How to stop the Unity Desktop ) when I log in the system, it's still counter productive, but it works too.
Michael K's reply worked fine. I just realized that to call the GUI I need to run
lightdm and not