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Possible to temporarily have armbian boot into headless mode?


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#1 Jon Ashley

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:17 AM

Hi,
 
Orange PI Lite
Armbian 5.25 (latest download available at the time of this post)
ARMBIAN 5.25 stable Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS 3.4.113-sun8i
 
I would like to have the Pi boot without the desktop environment, and either start it manually over SSH.
 
I found a tutorial that said to edit /etc/default/grub and change GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text" but that file does not apply, so I'm not sure how to impliment this for armbian.
 
I don't want to remove the desktop environment completely, but rather have it bootup to command line only, and if I need the desktop environment log into via SSH and either re-edit "a file" and reboot, or preferably run a command to then start/open the desktop environment.
 
 
Is this possible?
 
Thank you,
Jonathan


#2 Igor

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:25 AM

There is no grub ...

 

Permanent change - check:

/etc/default/nodm

Per request:

 

service nodm start / stop


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