Black screen with Solid Underscore in top left corner of screen Ubuntu 20.04.2 Server (Tried Everything)



CaseyK9

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From what you have explained so and from what I have seen, I am getting the idea xorg/wayland and gdm3 and maybe some other graphical packages have been installed. So what we are going to do is remove those since you said you never installed a graphical environment, can you create a new file with the name pkgs.txt with the following packages.
Code:
kwayland-data
kwayland-integration:amd64
libkf5waylandclient5:amd64
libqt5waylandclient5:amd64
libqt5waylandcompositor5:amd64
libva-wayland2:amd64
libwayland-bin
libwayland-client0:amd64
libwayland-cursor0:amd64
libwayland-dev:amd64
libwayland-egl1:amd64
libwayland-server0:amd64
qtwayland5:amd64
wayland-protocols
xorg-sgml-doctools
xserver-xorg
xserver-xorg-core
xserver-xorg-input-all
xserver-xorg-input-libinput
xserver-xorg-input-wacom
xserver-xorg-legacy
xserver-xorg-video-ati
xserver-xorg-video-fbdev
xserver-xorg-video-intel
xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
xserver-xorg-video-qxl
xserver-xorg-video-radeon
xserver-xorg-video-vesa
xserver-xorg-video-vmware
xwayland
gdm3
From the location where you created pkgs.txt run the following.
Code:
sudo apt remove $(cat pkgs.txt) -y
Then do the following and share the output of these last two commands.
Code:
sudo systemctl set-default multi-user.target
systemctl get-default
Reboot your system and I think you shouldn't be getting the screen with the blinking cursor anymore.
sudo systemctl set-default multi-user.target
Code:
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/default.target → /lib/systemd/system/multi-user.target.
systemctl get-default
Code:
multi-user.target
 
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