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Old 11-12-2019, 04:11 PM   #1
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Unhappy How can I start debian without GUI only console


I am in need to install woftware withput starting X.org
 
Old 11-12-2019, 05:06 PM   #2
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I am not quite sure what you need. The default Debian installation process doesn't require X.org; just select install instead of graphical install. This launches the twxt-based installer.

If you don't have a bitmapped comsole, search the internet for debian install serial console. There are many results.

If you have a running Debian system without graphics and want to install software on it, study apt.

To start an existing Debian system without graphics, it should be sufficient to switch your computer on.

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Old 11-12-2019, 05:41 PM   #3
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I am in need to install woftware withput starting X.org
When you see the grub menu screen press "e" on keyboard. Then add the number 3 to the end of the linux line and press f10. That should give you a console screen with no X and you can login from there to do what you need.

I assume that is what you are wanting to do.
 
Old 11-12-2019, 06:09 PM   #4
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Quote:
I am in need to install woftware withput starting X.org
Log into X if ya got it

Cntol + alt + backspace is next

Code:
sudo aptitude update
1st

then Follow the yellow brick road for installing woftware.

https://wiki.debian.org/Aptitude

If not having X at all. No key stokes needed to drop out of X. Just start at update command and go from there.
Internet connection needed for libs for woftware.

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Old 11-13-2019, 07:13 AM   #5
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Thankyou rokytnji, exactly what I was looking for.
 
Old 11-13-2019, 07:15 AM   #6
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of cource also thank you to petelq
 
Old 11-13-2019, 07:55 AM   #7
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Several ways.

$ sudo systemctl set-default multi-user.target

or

# echo "false" > /etc/X11/default-display-manager

or

Uninstall display managers, disable the display manager in systemd, and other ways. I mostly use the first one. BITD init would restart X, so you'd have to Cntrl+Atl+Backspace to exit X several times before it took and kept for that session. These days you can disable the Cntrl+Alt+Backspace from doing anything useful. So it can be a bit hit and miss. The set-default with systemctl works on most recent versions of debian and other distros that use systemd.
 
  


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