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I am having problems to start the x-server.when i type the command startx i get the message Fatal server error:server already running.when i type the command ps -a | grep ...
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    I am having problems to start the x-server.when i type the command startx i get the message Fatal server error:server already running.when i type the command ps -a | grep x i dont get any message.please help i am a newbbie

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    Try
    Code:
    ps aux | grep -i x
    This give more information in ps, and the 'i' switch in grep makes it case insensitive. You can then kill x by getting the PID from the results, and running
    Code:
    killall <pid of X>

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