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Old 02-08-2006, 03:40 PM   #1
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how to shutdown xserver without automatic restart?


I know that I can shutdown the xserver via alt-ctrl-backspace. The problem is that it automatically restarts. How can I disable that?
I need the xserver to be shut down in order to install new graphics drivers.

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PS: I'm using Debian Sarge
 
Old 02-08-2006, 03:46 PM   #2
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As root, issue the command init 3. This will bring you into text mode.

If you do not want your system to boot into X, you can edit /etc/inittab
and change the initdefault from 5 to 3.
 
Old 02-08-2006, 03:55 PM   #3
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That did not work.
Here's what I did:

logged into a text console (ctrl-alt-F1)
logged in as user
su'd as root
entered init 3
There was no feedback, and the kde session did not end. When I shutdown the xserver, it restarted again.

So what did I do wrong? I'm sure there must be a way to shutdown the xserver without changing the default runlevel.

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Old 02-08-2006, 04:06 PM   #4
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http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/212

As per this link, runlevel 2 is the multiuser mode (probably without X) should get you off X.

Check the initdefault entry in /etc/inittab. Set that to 2 as well.

Last edited by ppuru; 02-08-2006 at 04:07 PM.
 
Old 02-08-2006, 04:34 PM   #5
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Im not sure if this is by mistake or what, but if i hit ctrl+alt+backspace X restarts as you say, but if i hold ctrl+alt+backspace for a few seconds, X doesnt restart. Im running Debian as well, hope that helps.
 
  


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