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    How do I shut down an X server?


    I can not install the linux driver for my graphics card until I shut off the X server. What is that and how can I turn it off to install the driver and then how do I turn it back on, please? Thanks!!
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    Ubuntu Linux shutdown the X server

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    Quote Originally Posted by cousinlucky View Post
    I can not install the linux driver for my graphics card until I shut off the X server.
    Hi. Try:
    Code:
    # telinit 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by htan68 View Post
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    Thank You Gentleman!! I am using my old suse 10 os. /etc/init.d/gdm does not exist. However, I did find a file /etc/init.d/gpm in suse 10 is that the same thing?
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    No, GPM is a mouse pointer thingy for the text mode console, I believe. If you're on a version of suse you just need to switch to a runlevel where there is no X server started. From memory I think it's 2 on SuSE, but I could be wrong (again...) and it could be 3. Of course, if you don't want any network support, you can always switch to single-user mode (you might need the root password for this, some systems do)

    To switch runlevel, you'd use the 'init' command (or, as someone put above, it might be 'telinit' on SuSE), something like:

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    # telinit 1
    from a terminal window - and you'll need root privileges, so either 'su' or 'sudo' should do it.

    You can switch back with an init and the X mode runlevel, this might be 4 on SuSE, it's 5 on redhat and similar. Alternatively you could just reboot the box.
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    Based on openSUSE 12.2 the commands are:

    Stop the X server
    Code:
    sudo /sbin/telinit 3
    Restart the X server
    Code:
    sudo /sbin/telinit 5
    Although you can also use
    Code:
    su
    telinit 3
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    I guess my suse 10 kernel is too old to have the needed cc.
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