Starting lightdm in text mode
Linux for blind general discussion
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Tue Mar 8 13:15:14 UTC 2022
Can it be something with the BRLTTY that might have caused this to happen.
You might ask on the BRLTTY list.
> 8 mars 2022 kl. 14:00 skrev Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>:
> No idea...
> But related question, I do wonder if there's any text mode only display managers. yes I know you can startx aftr login, but I do like how display managers give you the F1-F6 TTY, something I can't, AFAIK and correct me if I'm wrong, get with startx?
> I'm not sure if downgrading lightdm would solv ethe issue? If you're on Arch grab the downgrade package from the AUR. It may be available in other distros, I honestly dunno if it is or not, and I orget how oyu downgrade packages in Debian/Ubuntu or Fedora and no clue on Slackware stuff
> On 3/8/22 11:31, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> I use Debian in command mode. Until about a year ago, when I booted up, lightdm would start in text mode and ask for user and password. It would then start Mate with Orca. I could use the GUI by pressing Alt+F7. Then it suddenly started setting the screen to not-text mode.
>> To be able to use the machine in my primary uses I had to disable lightdm. This meant that I couldn't use Mate. I just switched to Windows for a GUI. How can I configure lightdm to not put the screen in grap;hics mode and to again ask for username and password in text mode where brltty can handle them. Then start the GUI in tty7.
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