Possible to temporarily have armbian boot into headless mode?
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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,


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There is no grub ...


Permanent change - check:


Per request:


service nodm start / stop

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