2

I have Ubuntu 16.04 running on Virtualbox. I did install guest additions from the host. While I was troubleshooting a black screen of death, I had set it to boot to console.

Now. I don't remember how can I restore the boot to start lightdm automatically. I currently have to run

$ sudo service lightdm start
$ sudo killall Xorg

on a console before I can actually use it. lightdm gives me a black screen on tty7 until I kill Xorg. I have no idea why that happens.

0
4

The normal means to the set the default run level to boot to GUI is to run the following command:

sudo systemctl set-default graphical.target

Then do a system reboot.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.