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Old 06-16-2012, 05:23 AM   #1
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Disable X in archbang


Howzit all, how can i stop X from restarting itself so I can install the nvidia driver and also how can i change the login screen from slim, currently i have tried killall -9X, ctrl+alt+f1 and f2, also i tried labeling my iniitab to 3 not 5 that just skips slim, any help would be apprecitated thanks.
 
Old 06-16-2012, 05:38 AM   #2
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should do it, or reboot into single user mode by adding "single" to the end of the kernel line of the grub menu. I'm not particularly familiar with arch's init system these days, but these should work on most systems.
 
Old 06-16-2012, 06:30 AM   #3
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I'm not sure about Archbang, But since its based on Arch, I'll give it a stab.

You may be able to disable slim by modifying /etc/rc.conf. At the tail end of the file, you'll find DAEMONS with a list of daemons...

remove Slim from the list.
 
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Arch doesn't use the different runlevels, so this won't work. The approach of nick2day is the right one, edit rc.conf. This is why I don't like that distros like Archbang pretend to be Arch in easy, they actually make it harder for the user to comprehend how the system works. If you had installed Arch following their beginners guide you wouldn't have to ask this question.
By the way, I would recommend to follow Arch's documentation, they have Nvidia's driver in the repository and an extensive guide how to install it: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Nvidia
 
Old 06-16-2012, 07:20 AM   #5
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I figured out the sim thing thanks alot but i still cant get the X right, also i am using the grubloader that came with backtrack because i didnt feal like configuring this 2 myself, any other tips?
 
Old 06-16-2012, 07:23 AM   #6
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Arch doesn't use the different runlevels, so this won't work. The approach of nick2day is the right one, edit rc.conf. This is why I don't like that distros like Archbang pretend to be Arch in easy, they actually make it harder for the user to comprehend how the system works. If you had installed Arch following their beginners guide you wouldn't have to ask this question.
By the way, I would recommend to follow Arch's documentation, they have Nvidia's driver in the repository and an extensive guide how to install it: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Nvidia
i tried to install arch but I had problems with the wireless card, and also my internet at home is capped so I couldnt get any of the packages and all the downloads were to big and so my friend gave me archbang. I might give another shot at arch, also I have installed the driver on many different systems I just cant kill X!.
 
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i tried to install arch but I had problems with the wireless card, and also my internet at home is capped so I couldnt get any of the packages and all the downloads were to big and so my friend gave me archbang.
OK, problems with wireless may be a reason to install using Archbang, but if you have a capped bandwidth then the question is if you really should run a rolling release distro, that is constantly updating. But this is of course a different story, just do as nick2day posted and the system will start without X.
 
Old 06-16-2012, 04:26 PM   #8
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what would be a good non rolling release distro, if I dont like KDE and I like customization I had Ubuntu for 2 years and enjoyed but got annoyed with it I also have used Mint,Sayabon,Chakra,Backtrack 5 and R2, I liked crunch bang but couldn't get it to be "beautiful" when I needed it to be, also i think openSuse looks sif. Thanks a lot do you have any tips for configuring the wireless card it is a Realtek rtl8192se
 
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What is the DE that you like the most? If it is XFCE or Fluxbox you can give Slackware a try, maybe also Salix, it has versions for many different DEs and WMs.
For the Realtek card, I don't know for sure, but I think it is only supported out of the box by very new kernels. Otherwise you have to compile the driver manually, but it shouldn't be hard, just follow the instructions in the driver tar-ball.
 
Old 06-17-2012, 03:05 PM   #10
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Thanks a lot everyone

Thanks a lot to everyone its people like you that ensure linux's survival and will help it take over the world mwuhahaha jokes aside thanks. I am going to try fund a OS which I can run flux box on and make my own. Will be away for a while but I shall return for more Linux and I will probably need more of my stupid questions answered. Thanks
 
  


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