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Hello, I 'm trying to quit X server to launch a stand alone application on the frame buffer. When I execute '/etc/init.d/x-server.sh stop' the system reboots. I am using ubuntu ...
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    How to quit X server and to use Frame Buffer ?


    Hello,

    I 'm trying to quit X server to launch a stand alone
    application on the frame buffer.
    When I execute '/etc/init.d/x-server.sh stop' the system reboots. I am using ubuntu 8.04 hardy.
    Have you a solution to quit X server and to use application like viewing images etc..on frame buffer?

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    For me, "killall gdm" works.
    Debian GNU/Linux -- You know you want it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suvisuper View Post
    Hello,

    I 'm trying to quit X server to launch a stand alone
    application on the frame buffer.
    When I execute '/etc/init.d/x-server.sh stop' the system reboots. I am using ubuntu 8.04 hardy.
    Have you a solution to quit X server and to use application like viewing images etc..on frame buffer?

    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

    and for kde, it's

    sudo /etc/init.d/kdm stop
    sudo /etc/init.d/kdm start


    Those init.d scripts will do what you want to do,

    D4niel

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    Quote Originally Posted by GNU-Fan View Post
    For me, "killall gdm" works.
    Sorry for ripping you here, but this is a very unclean way of doing things?

    Rather use the init.d scripts for this, safer propper way.

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    Thanks to reed9 and D4niel both the above methods worked..

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