up until now I’ve used my Ubuntu 18.04 desktop as my main machine. But now I’ve bought a macbook and from now on I’d like to use my Ubuntu machine as a server/headless. I have two questions:
- what do I need to configure to start Ubuntu without the desktop environment by default? (what I’ve tried so far below)
- what is the best way to manage the files of my Ubuntu machine from my mac? On Linux I’ve often used the sshfs integration of nemo. I’d really to use finder/forklift to manage all filesystem related tasks. I’ve found FUSE for mac which can enable sshfs, but haven’t tested it yet. Not sure if sshfs really is the best way to go.
what I’ve tried to deactivate the desktop by default:
- stop the gdm3 service via
sudo systemctl disable gdm3.service
/etc/default/grub(updated grub afterwards)
but none of that seems to have had any effect.
Thanks for your help.