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How can I set my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to boot to console without GUI? [duplicate]

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-...
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how to disable lightdm(display manager) on Ubuntu 16.0.4 LTS [duplicate]

How do I disable lightdm(display manager) during bootup of my machine? I want to bootup to command prompt and not into GUI desktop. I am using ubuntu 16.0.4LTS
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Don't start Xserver [duplicate]

I'm trying to convince Ubuntu's init system not to start X11 at boot-up. Removing gdm did not change the fact that each time the machine restarts, X11 with Gnome comes up. How do I get rid of it? I ...
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How do I boot directly to tty1 in ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want to make sure when my pc starts up, it boots into tty1, instead of tty7. And also, in case I need it, I should also be able to switch to the graphical desktop using ctrl +alt+f7 in case I need ...
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Possible to install ubuntu-desktop and then boot to no GUI [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu Server. I'd like to add the GUI with ubuntu-desktop package, but if I do that can I still get the no-gui server interface as the default? What I basically need is the no-gui and ...
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How do I boot into console mode? [duplicate]

In previous versions of Ubuntu I could get the computer to boot into console mode by setting the variable GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT to "text" in the file /etc/default/grub and run sudo update-grub. ...
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Booting Ubuntu into the Command Line? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable X at boot time? How do I boot Ubuntu by default into the CLI using a multiuser runlevel? I wish to still maintain my graphical desktop manager (GDM or whatever ...
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Boot to command line 12.04 (grub options not working) [duplicate]

I installed 12.04 Desktop because I want the option to run Unity in the future, but I PREFER to work headless via SSH. I changed the following in /etc/default/grub: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet ...
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How to switch from GUI to console mode [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable X at boot time? I installed Ubuntu 11.10 LiveCd. How can I switch from GUI mode to console mode? P.S. I want my system started in console mode by default!
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How to auto-boot into text mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable X at boot time? How to configure my Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop (Maverick) to start in a Terminal like mode? I don't want any graphics. I can't get rid of GDM. How ...
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How do I stop or start the desktop from loading on bootup? [duplicate]

I occasionally want to use my Ubuntu machine as a desktop but mostly as a headless file server. Before I upgraded to Oneiric, I used rcconf services to disable or enable the desktop. In Oneiric I ...
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How do I directly boot to a terminal, bypassing X11? [duplicate]

I am seeking a help regarding the following issues: How to turn off the X server when I have already logged into Ubuntu (I know about startx to start the X server but don't know how to shut it down)....
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how to boot without desktop environment? [duplicate]

I had installed Lubuntu in my old computer. It's so old that I think I should not use any desktop environment. Is there any way to boot without Any desktop environment? I had only Lubuntu on my ...
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How to boot Ubuntu 17.10 into a tty? (without loading gdm) [duplicate]

Following the advice from this question, I've tried to load Ubuntu without a graphics environment by replacing quiet splash in the grub boot script with text, and alternately by appending it to the ...
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Login to command line [duplicate]

It's possible to perform a login ( with lightdm or anything else ) and enter directly in command line mode without enabling any GUI for the user ?

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