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my xserver runs well, but I want to disable it temporarily, I tried to disable the demon from the /etc/inittab and restart but still I can execute startx, I tried to disable /etc/ X11/gdm/gdm.conf enable= disable option and restart still I can execute startx and run KDE
My question is , which file should I modify so executing startx won't run . I want to prevent xserver from ruunning..
ok, you can remove the startx from your path.. that might or should work. or if your the only user on the system, then don't run the command, if there are others, change the permissions so regular users can't use it..
Originally posted by trickykid ok, you can remove the startx from your path.. that might or should work. or if your the only user on the system, then don't run the command, if there are others, change the permissions so regular users can't use it..
Right, use chmod to make /usr/X11R6/bin/startx non-executable. For that matter, you could just rename startx to something else; either one should have the desired result.
Of course, you might need to do the same for commands like startkde as well.
I guess not as xtian500 mentions that startx still will run the Xserver.
Actually startx is a script to load the xserver with certain settings. You can run X to run the xserver as well.
Don't know exactly how to shut of xserver temporarily.