How to

Prevent X11 from starting

Lightdm is the default desktop manager. It is started by the svc:/system/graphical-login:lightdm SMF service. Disable it to disable X11 autostart.

Switch to a virtual terminal

Make sure vtdaemon is installed and svc:/system/vtdaemon:default is enabled. Enable the svc:/system/console-login:vt2 SMF service for virtual terminal 2. Use CTRL+ALT+F2 to switch to VT 2.

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