sudo service lightdm stop ?


I wanted to shut down lightdm, ran:

sudo service lightdm stop

And didn’t get a command terminal as expected… What n00b mistake am I making here? ;-)

Try switching to different consoles with ctrl+alt+<1-8>. I think you need to use ctrl+alt when switching from X.Org and ctrl alone when switching from a text console.

If the issue persists, you could try rebooting with lightdm disabled…you should get a terminal after the usual boot text.

sudo bash -c 'echo "manual" >> /etc/init/lightdm.override'