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Old 01-08-2010, 05:32 PM   #1
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How do I stop a KDE X-server


Hello. I'm running a pc with dual boot windows7/suse.

I'm trying to install my NVIDIA video driver but keep getting the error message that an X-Server is running. I am assuming that would be my desktop.

How do I stop an X-Server in KDE? I think I know how it is done in Gnome.

take care.
 
Old 01-08-2010, 05:34 PM   #2
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Press CTRL_ALT_F1
login as root
type
Code:
killall kdm
 
Old 01-08-2010, 05:36 PM   #3
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In a terminal: "init 3"
 
Old 01-08-2010, 05:39 PM   #4
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Press CTRL_ALT_F1
login as root
type
Code:
killall kdm
No, this restarts X (at least on my system) Not what you want for installing nvidia.
 
Old 01-08-2010, 05:41 PM   #5
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No, this restarts X (at least on my system) Not what you want for installing nvidia.
not in debian though, but yes "init 3" is better.
 
Old 01-08-2010, 05:45 PM   #6
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I usually run:
Code:
telinit 3
in Slackware, other distros arrange their runlevels differently though.
 
Old 01-08-2010, 05:59 PM   #7
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The easy way, set up the nvidia.repo ..

post # 15 here

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...1.1-749975/#15
 
Old 01-08-2010, 11:08 PM   #8
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I always do this

ctrl+alt+F1
Login as root
Code:
killall kdm
Run Nvidia driver install
then I restart KDE by running
Code:
kdm
 
  


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