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I am running a Windows eXPensive/Red Hat 9.0 dual boot system and I'm trying to get my new copy of WineX to work perfectly. I have a NVidia GeForce 3 ...
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    How do you stop X?


    I am running a Windows eXPensive/Red Hat 9.0 dual boot system and I'm trying to get my new copy of WineX to work perfectly. I have a NVidia GeForce 3 so I downloaded NVidia's Linux drivers. In the readme it tells me to stop X before running the installer. I'm pretty sure that CTRL + ALT + BACKSPACE should do it, but when I do this I get returned to my welcome screen. If you I do this combination once more at the welcome screen the welcome screen reloads. Is there another command I should know about that stops X?

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    try (at a bash prompt):
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    init 3
    and then when you've finnished installing the drivers, do a
    Code:
    init 5
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    To always startup in textmode change default runlevel in /etc/inittab to runlevel 3 instead of 5.
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    has a very simlar effect to init 3 and init 5

    service dm stop
    service dm start

    this will stop then start the display manager service (ie the thign that keeps reloading X when u kill it with c+a+bs)

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