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I am running Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS ( Mate, built with ubuntu-mate-16.04.2-desktop-armhf-raspberry-pi.img ) When I initially built this, I enabled the auto-login when going through all the initial questions. But now, after it is built and doing what I want, I wish to disable the GUI and have it boot to the CLI. I went through the usual raspi-config and changed the Boot Options + Desktop/CLI, and selected CLI. But when I boot, it does go to CLI, but networking doesn't seem to be working unless I actually log into the CLI as the user I initially created. I tried waiting several minutes, but the networking will never come up and I can not connect to the pi remotely unless I log into the CLI console first. So, the only thing I can think of is there is some setting confused due to the pi initially being setup with auto-login. So, I re-enabled the GUI login and rebooted. Upon doing so, networking works after boot as it did before. I'm now trying to see if I can disable the auto-login at the GUI. Then, I'll try to do the raspi-config again and change it to CLI login. But I can't find anywhere to disable the user from auto-login. Where is that setting? Does it exist? Or did I just stumble upon a bug?

Thanks!

  • Try using some paragraphs - this is unreadable – Milliways Oct 18 at 22:08
  • You wrote: "I wish to disable the GUI and have it boot to the CLI." and "But when I boot, it does go to CLI". What's the problem here? I don't understand. What is this issue with disabled networking? Does it enable automagically when you just login on the CLI? – Ingo Oct 19 at 9:54
  • Ingo, continue reading that sentence. "It does go to the CLI, but networking doesn't seem to be working unless I actually log into the CLI". That's the problem. I have to enter the user ID and password at that CLI before the pi comes up on the network. – Jessica 6 Oct 19 at 14:00
  • If I reading this correctly, you wish to have the GUI load but not to log in automatically? – Fred Oct 23 at 7:04

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