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could someone tell me how to stop the x-server in suse 9.1 and then to restart it? this is what i'm trying to do "There seems to be a problem ...
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    stopping x server


    could someone tell me how to stop the x-server in suse 9.1 and then to restart it?
    this is what i'm trying to do

    "There seems to be a problem related to the loading of the bttv module since Kernel 2.6.0-test10 in combination with XFree86 4.3.0.x: the modules are not loaded automatically anymore so you may run into the empty "Select Source" dialog problem above. As a work-around for this problem do the following: stop your X server, do a modprobe bttv (as root), and start your X server again. Now you should also see the "video4linux" adaptor again when you do a xvinfo and kdetv should work without problems"

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    If i want to restart X, i'm sure there's a better way, but what i do is log in to the text based screen as root, and seitch to runlevel 3 then back to runlevel5. There's probably a restartx command you could use, but i am not sure.
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    you could logout and then login again.or you could edit /etc/inittab to start up in runlevel 3 and then move to 5 with startx..and sdousley's solution is good though!
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    Without editing anything you can stop the x server by opening a terminal, su to root, enter your root password and:
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    /sbin/init 3
    When you complete your tasks and want to restart the x server, as roo do:
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    /sbin/init 5
    OH NOOOOO!!!!!! You did it the way I said?

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    sdousley,
    For restarting the x server, it's as simple as Ctrl+Alt+Backspace.
    OH NOOOOO!!!!!! You did it the way I said?

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    Quote Originally Posted by U-Turn
    sdousley,
    For restarting the x server, it's as simple as Ctrl+Alt+Backspace.
    I remember my brother telling me about that, but told me to use it ONLY if necesary, it CAN cause damage to the install. So not generally a good idea.
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    thank you....the /sbin/init x worked fine....i was able to do what i wanted...however, it didn't do what i wanted....trying to get my tv card to work...but it is extremely frustrating...if anyone is familiar with tvtime or kdetv with msi tv@nywhere card, please help!

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    about the video card check first if there is conflicting with the graphics card on your system (common problem)
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