In 15.04 Vivid Vervet, how do I disable the login screen so that it drops me into a console right off the bat? Back on 14.04, I did this by uninstalling lightdm, but when I tried that on 15.04, the system then wouldn't boot. :(

If you're wondering why I'm on 15.04, I bought a new Thinkpad X250 and need the drivers for the mouse buttons and touchpad.

Thank you!

  • 15.04 is (still) a development release, so all problems should be raised on Launchpad so that the developers can have a look at it and solve your problem for you and all future users that might have the same problem... ;-) – Fabby Apr 8 '15 at 19:39
  • Oh, thank you, I will do that! It had not occurred to me that this might be a bug. ^_^ – Joyce Apr 8 '15 at 20:03

I finally solved my problem using this very helpful answer here. (It's the one with the green check mark. I recommend you also read the comments as I hit a snag and this led to the answer being amended.)

Also, I filed a bug report about the system not booting without lightdm and it should be fixed by now.

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