LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-05-2004, 05:58 PM   #1
karupt
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: Mandrake 10
Posts: 59

Rep: Reputation: 15
exiting x desktop


this is a total newb question... to install my graphics drivers i have to exit "X desktop" into a core linux boot or something... how do i do this? the text at nvidia.com was of no help.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 06:00 PM   #2
bosewicht
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Honolulu, HI
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 1,380

Rep: Reputation: 47
how about stopx
 
Old 03-05-2004, 06:01 PM   #3
Demonbane
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Sydney, Australia
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 1,796

Rep: Reputation: 47
Ctrl + alt + F1 - 6 to get in any of the virtual consoles, login as root then type "init 3", if you want to start X again type "init 5"

Last edited by Demonbane; 03-05-2004 at 06:04 PM.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 11:17 PM   #4
questionasker
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: North Carolina, USA
Distribution: Onebase 2004-r2 | Updated through 6-10-04
Posts: 359

Rep: Reputation: 30
Ctrl+Alt+Del also works
 
Old 03-05-2004, 11:23 PM   #5
Mikhail_16
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Distribution: Gentoo rules them all
Posts: 279

Rep: Reputation: 31
Quote:
Originally posted by questionasker
Ctrl+Alt+Del also works
Btw, it does not Ctrl+Alt+BackSpace does work, sometimes.

You do not need to exit into anywhere to install the driver. Just open a terminal or a console, type 'su' and root password and install all you want. :P
 
Old 03-06-2004, 12:58 AM   #6
karupt
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: Mandrake 10
Posts: 59

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thumbs down

tried all of that it still says im in a x environment even when i init 3.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 01:05 AM   #7
metagore
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Austin TX
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
Posts: 56

Rep: Reputation: 15
This is extreme, but:

killall X
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Exiting X KarmaKill Fedora 1 06-24-2004 03:46 PM
Problem Exiting X 2uantuM Linux - Software 10 04-23-2004 11:13 PM
exiting x server zexter Linux - Software 5 11-02-2003 01:14 AM
Exiting X AstrumPreliator Linux - Newbie 1 09-08-2003 08:37 PM
Exiting X-Windows wonderpun Slackware 4 08-27-2002 04:23 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:00 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration