Ran an upgrade recently that borked my whole setup(with catalyst drivers). It caused artifacts at login/desktop and then a hard lock. However, I'm not asking about those problems, what I want to know is, how do I boot without any X11 with the new systemd setup?
I run slim as my login manager(used to never use them for reasons like this) and run fluxbox.
So, I tried setting slim to auto-login, but would see the same problem on my desktop. Then, I disabled slim, with
systemctl disable slim and it would boot into my desktop(doing all this from single user mode). I altered
~/.xinitrc and commented everything out, but still, it would end up at slim instead of a tty login prompt.
Even using the kernel parameter
systemd.unit=multi-user.target, which is supposed to be run level 3, in the grub gave me the exact same boot sequence. I tried many other targets to no avail. And Google basically gave me nothing but what I've already tried.
Is there any sure-fire way of booting without X11 with systemd?