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Nicolas 08-11-2012 11:23 PM

Boot process
 
Hi,

Don't know if this is the correct way to participate. If not please let me know.
Here is the question: I would like to modifiy my boot process so my sistem starts with a command line login, without lightdm loaded. As i am new to xubuntu and even a well read xubuntu user, i would like to investigate* about the whole xubuntu boot process after grub selection in order to make my modification. Any tip where to start?



Thanks in advance,
Nicolas.

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TOM TOM 08-12-2012 04:29 PM

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On Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 2:23 AM, Nicolas <nicolas.ea@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi,

Don't know if this is the correct way to participate. If not please let me know.
Here is the question: I would like to modifiy my boot process so my sistem starts with a command line login, without lightdm loaded. As i am new to xubuntu and even a well read xubuntu user, i would like to investigate* about the whole xubuntu boot process after grub selection in order to make my modification. Any tip where to start?




Thanks in advance,
Nicolas.


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I suggest reading the Arch Linux Installation guide, installing setting up and using Arch Linux for a couple of months.
It's great for investigating such things - everything you need is written in the Arch wiki -.


Xubuntu = great out-of-the-box experience
Arch = great do-it-yourself experience



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Roberto Rodríguez 08-13-2012 03:57 PM

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You can install ubuntu minimal cd which is like a netinstall and them
choose your DE without a GDM and been able to start your DE with the
startx command.




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Nicolas 08-14-2012 01:55 PM

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Thanks, I was looking something like disabling lightdm startup during boot only. Since I am happy with my current xubuntu installation, and i just want that little modification (start in command line mode)
I'll keep looking. Anyway, just for curiosity I will try distros mentioned and learn about the boot process.



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TOM TOM 08-14-2012 02:05 PM

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On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 4:55 PM, Nicolas <nicolas.ea@gmail.com> wrote:


Thanks, I was looking something like disabling lightdm startup during boot only. Since I am happy with my current xubuntu installation, and i just want that little modification (start in command line mode)
I'll keep looking. Anyway, just for curiosity I will try distros mentioned and learn about the boot process.




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Did you know that you can press ctrl+alt+f1(or f2 or ...) to get to a virtual console, and return to lightdm or running graphical session by pressing alt+f7 ?
You can also check out this article: http://www.techienote.com/2012/05/how-to-disable-gui-boot-in-ubuntu-12-04.html

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Nicolas 08-15-2012 12:35 PM

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Yes, i can discovered the shortcuts for virtual consoles by accident :) but was not exactly what i wanted. The article you sent me it seems to be exactly what i want. Thanks a lot TOM TOM.

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"Dan 'Da Man'" 08-15-2012 04:12 PM

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You need to alter the runlevel of the system. *Generally on linux systems runlevel 5 is the default runlevel for multiuser systems running an X environment, but I believe on Ubuntu and its derivatives runlevel 2 is used for any multiuser mode. *If /etc/inittab exists on your system, you can type the following in a terminal:



* * *grep "^id:" /etc/inittab
to determine what the current runlevel is. The output may be something like this*


* ** * *id:5:initdefault:



Then type in a terminal



* * *sudo nano /etc/inittab


and alter the number in the following line



id:5:initdefault:



to 3 which is a multiuser mode without the X environment (commandline interface).


More than likely, /etc/inittab does not exist and this link will be more pertinent, http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?s=c31226fed753b7cd29ae039fd72436f8&p= 9290090&postcount=4. Instead of altering gdm.conf, you might have to alter something related to lightdm.



On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 6:23 PM, Nicolas <nicolas.ea@gmail.com> wrote:



Hi,

Don't know if this is the correct way to participate. If not please let me know.
Here is the question: I would like to modifiy my boot process so my sistem starts with a command line login, without lightdm loaded. As i am new to xubuntu and even a well read xubuntu user, i would like to investigate* about the whole xubuntu boot process after grub selection in order to make my modification. Any tip where to start?






Thanks in advance,
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Nicolas 08-16-2012 03:17 AM

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I will definetivly try that Dan 'Da Man... in a Virtualboxed GNU/Linux
haha I do not trust me! :)
It's my first try at the mailing list, thanks for the advises. Excuse my
english disabilities...


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Joshua O'Leary 08-17-2012 03:51 PM

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On Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:57:38 -0400
Roberto Rodríguez <rodriguez@lavabit.com> wrote:

> You can install ubuntu minimal cd which is like a netinstall and them
> choose your DE without a GDM and been able to start your DE with the
> startx command.
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The inittab option would be the best, although since Ubuntu uses upstart and does not use /etc/inittab, you would edit /etc/event.d/rc-default instead

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Nicolas 08-22-2012 05:00 AM

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Thanks, but just for the record Joshua O'Leary. I've read that only
older versions of Upstart run scripts under /etc/event.d, current
versions seems to use /etc/init
I haven't tested this, but since I made a quick search and can't find
/etc/event.d path, it looks true.
Anyway i like that approach of starting up in command line mode. I'll
keep looking.


Cheers.

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Today's Topics:

1. Re: reading contents of CD (Cody Smith)
2. Re: reading contents of CD (Norman Silverstone)
3. Re: Boot process (Joshua O'Leary)
4. Re: reading contents of CD (Preston Hagar)
5. Re: reading contents of CD (Norman Silverstone)
6. How to get Btrfs on 2nd partition of USB HDD to automount as
read/write (dg1727)
7. Re: reading contents of CD (Ric Moore)
8. Re: reading contents of CD (Norman Silverstone)
9. Re: reading contents of CD (Ralf ranfyy)
10. Re: reading contents of CD (Ric Moore)


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Message: 1
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 07:10:56 -0700
From: Cody Smith <cody.smith9202@gmail.com>
To: Xubuntu Support and User Discussions
<xubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
Subject: Re: [xubuntu-users] reading contents of CD
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you could try "sudo umount /media/Linux && sudo mount --unhide /dev/sr0"
(run that from Terminal without quotes)

--c_smith

On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 3:19 AM, Norman Silverstone
<norman@littletank.org>wrote:


With the new printer I have bought there is a CD which, amongst other
things, should contain the manual on how to use the machine. The printer is
a Samsung and is Linux compatible. The CD mounts OK but only shows one
folder labelled Linux. On sequential openings the name changes to noarch,
then to at_opt, then to share, then to utils and then 2 folders named
SetlPApplet.html and SetlPApplet.ja.

How do I go about finding the manual and anything else which I may need to
run the printer, please?

Norman

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Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:33:21 +0100
From: Norman Silverstone <norman@littletank.org>
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you could try "sudo umount /media/Linux && sudo mount --unhide /dev/sr0"
(run that from Terminal without quotes)

I tried that and got the message unmount: /media/Linux: not found.

Norman




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Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 16:51:50 +0100
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On Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:57:38 -0400
Roberto Rodr?guez <rodriguez@lavabit.com> wrote:


You can install ubuntu minimal cd which is like a netinstall and them
choose your DE without a GDM and been able to start your DE with the
startx command.




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The inittab option would be the best, although since Ubuntu uses upstart and does not use /etc/inittab, you would edit /etc/event.d/rc-default instead



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Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 11:26:21 -0500
From: Preston Hagar <prestonh@gmail.com>
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On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 5:19 AM, Norman Silverstone
<norman@littletank.org> wrote:

With the new printer I have bought there is a CD which, amongst other
things, should contain the manual on how to use the machine. The printer is
a Samsung and is Linux compatible. The CD mounts OK but only shows one
folder labelled Linux. On sequential openings the name changes to noarch,
then to at_opt, then to share, then to utils and then 2 folders named
SetlPApplet.html and SetlPApplet.ja.

How do I go about finding the manual and anything else which I may need to
run the printer, please?

Norman


Likely, you will need to either look for a PDF file somewhere on the
CD (possibly not in the Linux folder) or go to Samsung's site and look
up the documentation there. Usually, the CD only contains Windows
drivers/software and sometimes Mac. Depending on the manufacturer,
they may put Linux ppd files on the CD or other software, or more
often they either put it on on their website or submit it to CUPS to
be included with their driver set.

Just because it is Linux compatible doesn't mean they will make it
easy on you :)

Preston



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Message: 5
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 17:33:15 +0100
From: Norman Silverstone <norman@littletank.org>
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Likely, you will need to either look for a PDF file somewhere on the
CD (possibly not in the Linux folder) or go to Samsung's site and look
up the documentation there. Usually, the CD only contains Windows
drivers/software and sometimes Mac. Depending on the manufacturer,
they may put Linux ppd files on the CD or other software, or more
often they either put it on on their website or submit it to CUPS to
be included with their driver set.

Just because it is Linux compatible doesn't mean they will make it
easy on you :)

Preston, how right you are. I went to their site and found a PDF version
of the manual and I gather that, if I need them, drivers are there also.

Norman




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Message: 6
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:07:06 -0400
From: "dg1727" <dg1727@hushmail.com>
To: xubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
Subject: [xubuntu-users] How to get Btrfs on 2nd partition of USB HDD
to automount as read/write
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Hello,

The following is based on
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2043016

I have a user with an Xubuntu 12.04.1 laptop, 32-bit. He needs to
use a USB hard disk drive which has 2 partitions: the 1st
partition is NTFS and the 2nd partition is Btrfs.

When he plugs in the hard drive, both partitions auto-mount OK,
except that the Btrfs partition automounts read-only. That is, the
permissions of the directories in /dev are drwx------ for the NTFS
and dr-xr-xr-x for the Btrfs.

How can the OS be set up so that the Btrfs will automount
read/write?

The "dmesg" command shows the following on plug-in of the drive:

[ 7253.520087] usb 2-4: new high-speed USB device number 11 using
ehci_hcd
[ 7253.656344] scsi11 : usb-storage 2-4:1.0
[ 7256.651677] scsi 11:0:0:0: Direct-Access TOSHIBA External
USB 3.0 0001 PQ: 0 ANSI: 6
[ 7256.654722] sd 11:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
[ 7256.656970] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdb] 1465149168 512-byte logical
blocks: (750 GB/698 GiB)
[ 7256.660515] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[ 7256.660534] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 1f 00 00 08
[ 7256.662509] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page present
[ 7256.662523] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write
through
[ 7256.668478] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page present
[ 7256.668498] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write
through
[ 7256.673838] sdb: sdb1 sdb2
[ 7256.681474] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page present
[ 7256.681493] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write
through
[ 7256.681507] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk
[ 7257.545702] device label partition_label devid 1 transid 19
/dev/sdb2
[ 7257.546790] btrfs: disk space caching is enabled

Neither the "usbmount" nor "pmount" packages are installed, but
"thunar-volman" is installed. I did install "pmount" only to find
that it appears to be meant to be invoked manually, so I un-
installed it again.

"uname -rv" reports:

3.2.0-29-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 27 17:04:05 UTC 2012

The "groups" command shows that the user is a member of the
following (in addition to a group named after his username):

adm dialout fax cdrom floppy tape sudo dip video plugdev fuse
lpadmin sambashare

The "mount" command shows for the Btrfs partition in question:

/dev/sdb2 on /media/[partition_label] type btrfs
(rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks)

(I have substituted [partition_label] for the partition label,
which is all letters, no punctuation marks.)

Because "mount" shows "rw", does that mean that it is the
configuration of Btrfs, not the configuration of automounting, that
is at issue?

I appreciate any help.

-dg1727




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Message: 7
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 21:57:18 -0400
From: Ric Moore <wayward4now@gmail.com>
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On 08/17/2012 12:26 PM, Preston Hagar wrote:


Just because it is Linux compatible doesn't mean they will make it
easy on you :)

Is the model of the OP's printer listed in the Ubuntu printer setup? I
just installed a Lexmark printer and found it listed in the stock
printer setup routine. It printed a test page perfectly. That's about as
easy as it gets. I didn't need no stinkin' CD at all. Ric







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