When I boot my computer, I want to be greeted by a text terminal, like TTY. This way I want to be able to log in and type
startx to start the GUI.
If I could get TTY to start on boot instead of a display manager, that would be enough.
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Run these steps:
$ sudo gedit /etc/default/grub
Update Grub with
$ sudo update-grub
Disable the Lightdm manager:
$ sudo systemctl disable lightdm.
Now when you reboot it'll stop at the text login prompt.
While the command
startx will give you an X session, it will not give you the expecited environment you are familiar with. To get a normal Ubuntu Desktop session you will have to start Lightdm. You can do this with:
$ sudo systemctl start lightdm
Assuming your distribution uses systemd, systemd's default target is
You can check the default with:
You can change the default to
systemctl set-default multi-user.target