My workstation suddenly began displaying a blank screen while loading the default KDE GUI desktop. How can I bypass the frozen GUI and log into the console instead?
I press 'ESC' so that I can see things loading. Everything is 'OK' in green letters, for example:
[ OK ] Starting udev Kernel device manager...
... everything displays OK
Finally, the system reaches the command line that says:
Ubuntu 16.10 caroline tty1 caroline login:
Unfortunately, the login above lasts for about a second before it immediately begins trying to load the GUI. The GUI never loads and the screen stays completely black. What can I do to get to the console?