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Old 11-14-2004, 04:53 PM   #1
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How do you end WindowsX / XFree86


Im using suse and it loads up with KDE automaticly, i want to quit x to install vmware tools and just to know how to exit it
 
Old 11-14-2004, 05:11 PM   #2
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The way I did it is to edit /etc/inittab and change the init default to 3 in this line

id:3:initdefault:

then reboot, it will boot to a login prompt and not start X, then you can setup vmware and change it back to 5 when you are done.

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Old 11-14-2004, 05:21 PM   #3
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You can get to a non GUI shell with ctrl+alt+F6
You can stop X with ctrl+alt+Backspace
You can config your machine to boot to text only, no X no windows manager
I think it is As root
su
password
XFree86 -configure (case sensative)

There may be a GUI control center in SuSE for that. I don't know it. Maybe a SuSE user can answer that.
 
Old 11-14-2004, 05:27 PM   #4
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yea i was pissed that Ctrl-Alt-Backspace would end X and restart it right away
 
Old 11-14-2004, 06:05 PM   #5
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You can stop X with ctrl+alt+Backspace
If init is set to 5 this will always put you right back into X.

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You can config your machine to boot to text only, no X no windows manager
id:3:initdefault:
 
  


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