Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 4 of 4
How if i mess with my X.org and need to go back to the command line? I tried ctrl+alt+bkspace but it doesnt work. do i need to configure something to ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    15

    can't force to quit X.org


    How if i mess with my X.org and need to go back to the command line? I tried ctrl+alt+bkspace but it doesnt work. do i need to configure something to make it work?
    i'm using toshiba satellite m50 with kernel 2.6.12-gentoo-r6.

    thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Linux Guru budman7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Knee deep in Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Posts
    3,242
    If ctrl+alt+bksp just restarts X, you need to do this.

    Code:
    rc-update del xdm default
    Replacing del with add will put it back to the way it was.
    How to know if you are a geek.
    when you respond to "get a life!" with "what's the URL?"
    - Birger

    New users read The FAQ

  3. #3
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Posts
    1,296
    rather than removing it from the runlevel you would be better to switch to a console (vt) with CTRL + ALT + F1 or F2/3/4 etc then run this command:

    "/etc/init.d/xdm stop"

    that will stop xdm (xdm aplies to gdm/kdm/entrance as well) you can restart it by changing stop to start

  4. #4
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    15
    thanks for your help people!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •