How to kill X server without being forced to log out
Hi, I'm having trouble killing X server and keeping access to the console. I'm trying to install an Nvidia driver so that I can use OpenGL with Geant4. To install the driver, I need X server to be off.
I Googled, and found a lot of things about runlevels that no longer apply in 10.04, since inittab has been removed, and that the runlevel now defaults to 2.
I tried CTRL + ALT + Backspace, but that just boots me to the GUI login prompt. In earlier versions of Ubuntu, I would set the default runlevel to 3, but since I'm already at 2, that seems to be as low as I need to go.
I tried it in runlevel 1, but the installer warned me about the possibility of needing daemons that would otherwise be running.
So in summary, I just need to be able to kill the X server and keep using the console on the current run level. If anyone knows how I can do that in 10.04, I would be grateful.