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Old 08-19-2004, 11:30 AM   #1
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How to turn off Xserver in the gui and turn it on in the command line


I'm a newbie to Linux. I have a GeForce video card. I know how to install it. I have done it in Fedora Core 2. I now have SuSE 9.1 Pro and don't know how to turn off my X server. Once it's off and I get out to the command line I am okay untill I have to turn my X server back on. How is this done?

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Old 08-19-2004, 11:42 AM   #2
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use "init 5"
if it's the same as mandrake?
 
Old 08-19-2004, 11:43 AM   #3
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That's just it. I don't know how and where to do that in SuSE 9.1. Where do I do that?
 
Old 08-19-2004, 11:46 AM   #4
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in console

I'm guessing your already there and have logged in. Put this in...

su
<your root password>
init 5

Then it takes care of the rest.

Edit: Are you saying you don't know how to get to console?

If so control+alt+F1 does it, or you can put init 3 in the console window

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Old 08-19-2004, 11:52 AM   #5
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None of that
gedit /etc/inittab (as in Fedora Core 2)?

To disable Xserver I do
init 3
Then when in the command line when I'm done installing my driver I do,
init 5
Is that how it works?
 
Old 08-19-2004, 12:11 PM   #6
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yea, make sure to log in as root too
 
Old 08-19-2004, 12:14 PM   #7
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I'm at work right now, sad but true, but when I get home I'll try that. If it doesn't work for me, I'll let ya know. Thanks!

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Old 08-20-2004, 07:57 AM   #8
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Hey, thanks for the info!! That all worked out.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 08:05 AM   #9
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One other idea -
CTRL+ALT+Backspace........
 
  


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