Need help with boot options
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Ive looked around but im not seeing where the options are for me to boot to terminal instead of the gui desktop. Id like to be able to startx into the desktop on occasion but I only use it in terminal most of the time so the desktop isnt needed all the time.

I tried the grub option but Grub doesnt exist with this image so thats no help.


(12-18-2016, 11:56 AM)longsleep Wrote: I decided to roll a new Ubuntu Xenial image which is not using the proposed repository. Starting from 20161218-1, Xenial images now use the latest released rootfs to improve repository compatibility. Eg. this makes it possible again, to install the mate desktop environment (whose dependencies are broken when using the proposed repo like before).

Get 20161218-1 from https://www.stdin.xyz/downloads/people/l...es/ubuntu/

As always, for a list of changes and full details see the first post in this thread.


this is my image at current, using the xfce desktop. ive got ssh installed and im fully updated. I just cant figure out how to change the boot settings.
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(01-21-2017, 11:19 PM)Gnx Wrote: Ive looked around but im not seeing where the options are for me to boot to terminal instead of the gui desktop. Id like to be able to startx into the desktop on occasion but I only use it in terminal most of the time so the desktop isnt needed all the time.

If you do not need the gui then use one of our base images. They boot to an frame buffer console ( black screen , which may or may not be used ) and of course you can logon to them with a serial console or via telnet or ssh.

Otherwise, the easiest way to accomplish what you want is to boot to an xdm screen ( chooser ) that allows you to logon and start the desktop;  BUT, do no auto logon !  In this setup the machine boots to a signon panel but DOES NOT start X or the window manager.  Again, you can logon to one of the fbcon(s), serial console, or ssh into the SBC from remote.  This is preferrable IMHO to booting into an fbcon and then running startx.
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