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here is my problem. I ahve X11 running on slackware 10.0. which in and of itself is great. But if i try to exit X11 it hangs. I am not ...
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    X11 Won't die


    here is my problem. I ahve X11 running on slackware 10.0. which in and of itself is great. But if i try to exit X11 it hangs. I am not sure why. I have tried removing and reinstalling x11 to no avail. Help please. it was working fine until now.

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    from a console:
    Code:
    killall -9 X

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    ??

    the prblem is i get a straight black screen when x trys to quit i cant type anything. my only option is force power down which i hat to do.

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    Your black screen has no curser? if that is so hit CNTRL-ALT- Bkspace and see if you get an error. That should get you out of x and into a shell.

    Then in the shell you can
    su -
    <password>
    shutdown -h now

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    ctrl alt

    I tried this nothing happens. it is a total system crash. i have tried <ctrl><alt> plus just about every key. no luck. i switched windows managers and it happens less often.

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    Go to /var/log
    tail -100 messages and see if there are any errors.
    Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen a angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100mph. They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had.
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    What video card are you using? My your using the incorrect driver or something.

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    The easiest way to exit X is to run "init 3" as root, since I believe the default level for running X is run-level 5.
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    I would go back and add all packages from the Slack 10 tree. Sometimes things can go weird if everything is not there. Also, if you are running a mix of current and 10, it can cause issues.

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    have you tried:
    "ctrl-alt-f2" or any of the f-keys through 6?

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