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Old 11-07-2001, 06:19 AM   #1
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Question What does X in top mean ?


Hello!
Short question:
If I run top on my console it shows me a command called X using 31.2 % of my mem.
What is X good for and if i don`t need it, how can I stop my computer starting it?
 
Old 11-07-2001, 06:30 AM   #2
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errrmmm.... the X process is er.... X the unix windowing system...
 
Old 11-07-2001, 07:39 AM   #3
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Lightbulb so..

I need this if i want to use KDE?
 
Old 11-07-2001, 07:45 AM   #4
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err.. yes. kde/gnome/twm/fvwm/balckbox/icewm/enlightenment is just a thin layer on top of X. you can delete it if you want tho... that'll be fun.
 
Old 11-07-2001, 11:37 AM   #5
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Kewpie, you aren't trying to cause trouble are you....?


Saavik, X is the server that allows you to have a GUI such as KDE etc. running. Unless you wish to only run from command line, DON'T TOUCH it!
 
Old 11-08-2001, 02:44 AM   #6
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Lightbulb yes!

That was the way I understand it!
As I don`t need KDE and want to start with init level 3 I don`t need X at all!
But thank you very much!
 
  


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