Boot ubuntu to the commandline
April 27, 2012 6:13 AM Subscribe
Due to my work laptop dying, I installed the gui on my Ubuntu 11.10 server. No biggie except that it seems to have messed up the video mode. My LCD just displays an error. How can I get around this?
posted by tommasz to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Normally I'd ssh from my laptop but that's not possible. It boots to the gui by default and I cannot find how to either stop that (left shift does nothing, Ctrl-Alt-Backspace as well) or to get to single user. All I can Google assumes you have commandline access. Am I screwed until my laptop is fixed?