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Old 02-27-2004, 11:25 PM   #1
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how to shutdown x server?


I am trying to upgrade/install Nvidia drivers. Instructions say that I need to shutdown x server to do so. How in the world do I do that? I can't seem to find any help for that on the net anywhere.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 12:38 AM   #2
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Just go into single user mode. An init 1 should get you there.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 12:55 AM   #3
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You probably know more than i do but the way i got this done was to have X not start automatically, just do that install the drivers and start x from console.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 01:01 AM   #4
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hi

first off open up a terminal

type in:

ps -A

look in the list for something callled X

look to the right of it in the very first column and you will see a number

such as 1613 or whatever...

now type in:

kill NUMBER

where number is the number that was next to X
 
Old 02-28-2004, 01:02 AM   #5
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If X is already running you can kill X by hitting "Ctrl + Alt + Backspace"

If you don't want X to start automatically when you boot you can edit "/etc/inittab" find where is says "id:5:initdefault:" and change it to "id:3:initdefault:"

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Old 02-28-2004, 01:07 AM   #6
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Poly said what i was about to.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 01:08 AM   #7
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You probably know more than i do but the way i got this done was to have X not start automatically, just do that install the drivers and start x from console.
That works also. What I like about my method is you don't have to reboot at any stage. Nor do you perform a nasty kill.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 10:11 AM   #8
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It's not good to kill X or do a ctrl_alt_bksp

going to a runlevel lower than 5 is really the way to go,

init 3

will work.
 
Old 11-07-2014, 07:32 AM   #9
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I have the same problem.

Quote:
Originally Posted by DavidPhillips View Post
It's not good to kill X or do a ctrl_alt_bksp

going to a runlevel lower than 5 is really the way to go,

init 3

will work.
Doesn't work for me.
init 1 gives me just a blank screen with a linux logo, and I cannot find inittab.

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Old 11-07-2014, 07:40 AM   #10
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You do know that they cover this in their documentation http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...ppendix-h.html
 
Old 11-07-2014, 07:44 AM   #11
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What OS did you install? Because the fastest way to do this is to kill the window manager, but each OS has its own.
 
Old 11-07-2014, 12:40 PM   #12
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You do know that they cover this in their documentation http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...ppendix-h.html
Yes, but that just suggests to edit inittab. As I said: I don't seem to have it.
I'm running Mint 17.
 
Old 11-07-2014, 12:44 PM   #13
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You have resurrected a 10+ year old thread. It would surely be better to start a fresh thread and clearly state your problem as opposed to "I have the same problem...", which probably is not exactly true over such a time span, especially with a 'Buntu and Nvidia drivers.

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Old 11-07-2014, 01:59 PM   #14
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Try recovery mode on Mint 17. From the boot menu choose recovery mode or edit the boot entry and add the word recovery to the arguments on the linux command line. Change ro to rw in the boot commands or remount the read only filesystem from the root shell.

Last edited by DavidPhillips; 11-07-2014 at 02:17 PM.
 
Old 11-08-2014, 03:44 AM   #15
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From the boot menu...
Thanks for the suggestion, but I haven't spotted any boot menu. :?
 
  


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