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I have freshly installed Ubuntu Server 16.04.3. I had previously been using some edition of version 14, and it always booted to a text login screen. I was expecting the same from 16.04.3, and in on-line demos that's exactly what I see happening.
It essentially gets to a black screen with no login prompt and only the following text at top:
/dev/md0: clean, 60884/117891072 files, 759991/471562752 blocks
I do have (software) RAID10 configured. This is my first time configuring anything other than RAID0.
I noticed that I am able to ssh into the machine remotely and use it that way. I also discovered that by typing Ctrl-Alt-1 I can get to a (colourful) terminal and login that way. I've seen some other people ask about boot/log-in issues, but most seem to involve boot loops or completely blank screens. This doesn't seem to be what I'm experiencing.
So my problem doesn't seem to indicate the server isn't booted correctly. It just doesn't present the login screen to the local terminal automatically after booting. Is this expected?
Relevant contents of /var/log/auth.log
systemd-logind: New seat seat0. systemd-logind: Watching system buttons on /dev/input/event1 (Power Button) systemd-logind: Watching system buttons on /dev/input/event0 (Power Button) sshd: Server listening on 0.0.0.0 port 22. sshd: Server listening on :: port 22. CRON: pam_unix(cron:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0) CRON: pam_unix(cron:session): session closed for user root