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I am trying to get Fedora to run under VMWare. I have Fedora installed and running fine under VMWare. However, to install some VMWare tools I have to run a script that will ONLY run when XFree is not running.
How can I shut down the X server? In the past I have jsut used init 3 to shutdown X but unfortunatley this locks up the system under VMWare.
Is it possible to shutdown X in a different way?
Is there a file I can edit to prevent X from starting the next time I boot Fedora?
ctrl - alt - f1 then login as root and do "init 3". That totally kills the xserver. To get back into X, just do "init 5" as root. The method described does not totally kill X, it just restarts it if you are running your system on runlevel 5 (init 5).
I am running Fedora with VMWare. It s a way to running multiple operating systems under windows. For some reason VMware is crashing fedora after I type the init 3 command. It locks up part through trying to switch to that run mode. I do not know why.
So I am looking for and alternate way of stopping the Xserver.
I modified the inittab like jeffreybluml suggested and it worked out great.
I'm pretty new to Fedora but I'm a fairly competent Linux user but I'm having the exact same problems as described above.
I'm trying to install the latest NVidia driver in which I need to quit the X server to do. When I do Ctrl + Alt + Backspace, The computer crashes and never recovers. Now ... I tried the init 3 thing and now my linux installation wont even boot! It gets stuck at the login page which I'm sure its attemping to run some form of command line interface.
I'm just wondering if theres any way I can recover from this?