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Old 12-03-2010, 11:47 AM   #1
protolocke
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How do I exit X server in order to install NVIDIA drivers?


I'm trying to install the latest NVIDIA drivers (not the ones provided by the 'Additional drivers' application). In order to install them, I need to exit the X-server and terminate all OpenGL processes.

How do I do that? I've seen many things like 'press ctrl-alt-backspace' and typing 'sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop' but none of them work. I'm using Kubuntu 10.10 and gdm doesn't even exist.

Thanks for any help
 
Old 12-03-2010, 11:59 AM   #2
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Open one of the virtual terminals (e.g. CTRL-ALT-F3)

Log in and enter "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop"

On non-debian systems you could enter "sudo /sbin/init 3" to enter single user non-graphical mode.
 
Old 12-03-2010, 12:29 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by protolocke View Post
I'm trying to install the latest NVIDIA drivers (not the ones provided by the 'Additional drivers' application). In order to install them, I need to exit the X-server and terminate all OpenGL processes.

How do I do that? I've seen many things like 'press ctrl-alt-backspace' and typing 'sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop' but none of them work. I'm using Kubuntu 10.10 and gdm doesn't even exist.

Thanks for any help
Get a console open, and type in "sudo init 3". That may work as well.
 
Old 12-03-2010, 11:25 PM   #4
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Get a console open, and type in "sudo init 3". That may work as well.
This Wiki article has tables for how the init levels are used for different distributions.

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Old 12-04-2010, 11:12 AM   #5
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Solution

I found the solution on kubuntuforums.net

http://kubuntuforums.net/forums/inde...;topicseen#new
 
  


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