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    How do I exit the x-server so I can install the latest NVIDIA driver?

    I know this question has been asked many times, but I've tried all the solutions and none of them work. The first thing I do is press ctrl-alt-f1. Then I do this:

    sudo su
    init 3
    Then it comes up with the error that I have X-server running.

    I've also tried
    /etc/init.d/gdm stop
    but that command wasn't recognised. I've also tried
    killall -9 X
    but there are no processes called X

    Any help would be appreciated thanks.

  2. #2
    Linux User
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Do you have the option at boot to do so in failsafe mode ? If you are using grub, you may edit the selected boot option by pressing 'e' and add failsafe to the displayed boot line.
    0 + 1 = 1 != 2 <> 3 != 4 ...
    Until the camel can pass though the eye of the needle.

  3. #3
    Linux Engineer rcgreen's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    the hills
    /etc/init.d/gdm stop
    Did you forget sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop ?

    Then it is alt-ctl-back space to kill the X server.

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