Earlier today I got a blank screen at login and eventually used a usb w/ antergos to chroot into my installation and disable all display managers, because I could not access the other tty terminals and the screen was just completely blank.
I have had to do disable display manager’s in the past and I eventually re-enable them after some time. Every time I learn something, but at the same time it is a huge headache. I’m finally going to never use them again and I only want to boot using the cli.
However, this is where my problem/question starts. Every time I have disabled usage of the display manager and edit grub to have a non graphical boot, my terminal and all tty’s are “invisible.”
I figured this out by luck one time because I just thought to myself, “Well, the screens are just to visually provide feedback, what if I just can’t see the terminal” and then proceeded to type in my username/pw ->
startx and it worked. Maybe it’s intended to not be shown, but I do not feel like that is the case. Also, this consistently works on every boot.
My Question: How do I make the login just the terminal login on boot? I have already done some of the basic stuff like modifying the grub boot script to have
3, but I still cannot see the cli.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I’ve never asked a forum question before so feel free to ask me clarification and I’ll do my best to provide it.
For some background I have been using antergos for ~1.5 years but still feel pretty newbie.