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linux.m2osw.com: “Boot into the command line console in Ubuntu 16.04”

My business partner, Alexis, posted a good blog for us old Linux fogies. I also used to start X from a console window. Ubuntu kind of cured me of that habit (I use lightdmexclusively). Anyway, here are his trials and tribulations trying to get Ubuntu 16.04 to behave. I’ve mirrored his text here so it’s mobile friendly:

As I just upgraded my 14.04 installation to 16.04, it booted right up to lightdm.

I had it properly setup to boot in a console before, but somehow it changed the behavior on me.

This is because the computer is now using systemd to boot.

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New features in Linux kernel 4.7

One of the biggest changes made in Linux kernel 4.7 is the support for the newly announced Radeon 480 GPUs from AMD. As expected, this support has been embedded directly into the AMDGPU video driver.

Another big change comes to Linux kernel in the form of a new security module LoadPin. It makes sure that modules loaded by the Linux kernel originate from a single file system.

Interestingly, kernel 4.7 release introduces the schedutil cpufreq governor that allows you to change your CPU’s operating frequency.

The other changes in Linux kernel 4.7 include the support for parallel directory lookups and firmware upgrade by following the EFI ‘Capsule’ mechanism.

via Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 4.7 — Here Are The New Features

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