I am trying to make Ubuntu run in text mode only as I want to use it as local server. I searched and found that I should edit
/etc/default/grub and replace
quiet splash with
text then run
update-grub, but nothing happens. Any suggestions?
So, simply run the following in your terminal
echo 'manual' | sudo tee /etc/init/lightdm.override sudo update-grub
Ref. to the following topic, Ubuntu 11.10 is using lightdm not gdm :