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    booting without 'x'

    can I start ubuntu 11/04 in monitor only. If yes how can I login, and use some administrations without 'X'
    Shall be grateful for any help

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    Re: booting without 'x'

    If you don't need to do it a lot, press e when your grub menu comes up, arrow down to the vmlinuz line and remove all the options back to and including quiet splash. Type a 3. Press CTRL+X and should should boot up to the command line login

    [EDIT - see below]

    Don't put a 3, put "text" (no quotes)

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    Last edited by Jose Catre-Vandis; May 11th, 2011 at 10:05 PM. Reason: Initially indicated incorrect integer !!
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    Re: booting without 'x'

    Jose Catre-Vandis's suggestion only disables the Plymouth boot splash and makes the output during the boot process visible.

    See here on how to boot into the CLI instead of running GDM:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...18#post9644518

    And yes, you can of course log in there and work on the command line.

    Greetings.

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    Re: booting without 'x'

    Quote Originally Posted by Krytarik View Post
    See here on how to boot into the CLI instead of running GDM:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...18#post9644518
    That method does not work in Natty.

    @OP:

    You can disable GDM with the following command:
    Code:
    echo "manual" | sudo tee -a /etc/init/gdm.override
    The splash screen can cause some problems, so I would suggest you to disable it. Edit the /etc/default/grub file and replace the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" with GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet". Then generate a new Grub2 config file:
    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    If you want to start an X session from the virtual console, simply run:
    Code:
    startx
    or start GDM:
    Code:
    sudo service gdm start

    If you want to re-enable GDM, then simply remove the .override file:
    Code:
    sudo rm /etc/init/gdm.override

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    Re: booting without 'x'

    Quote Originally Posted by sisco311 View Post
    That method does not work in Natty.
    Ok, I didn't know that until now.
    Thanks for dropping by!

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    Re: booting without 'x'

    Quote Originally Posted by Krytarik View Post
    Jose Catre-Vandis's suggestion only disables the Plymouth boot splash and makes the output during the boot process visible.

    See here on how to boot into the CLI instead of running GDM:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...18#post9644518

    And yes, you can of course log in there and work on the command line.

    Greetings.
    Agreed, my mistake. What I should have said is "text" (no quotes) instead of 3
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    Re: booting without 'x'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jose Catre-Vandis View Post
    Agreed, my mistake. What I should have said is "text" (no quotes) instead of 3
    No matter, since it eventually turned out that were both wrong, apparently.

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