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