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Old 11-13-2007, 01:05 AM   #16
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On a serious note, now it won't stop at all

# etc/init.d/gdm stop
Stopping Gnome display manager: GDM

but it actually doesn't stop it, when I want to run the NVidia script it says that X is running

any help on this?
thanks
I know that there is a difference between gdm and x server. So if you stop gdm it makes sense that the xserver doesn't stop.
CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE RESTARTS xserver (it doesn't stop it for good).
Going to another runlevel that doesn't intialize the xserver is kind of a last resort (maybe I want to run at the default runlevel).
My question is: what if I already started linux at a runlevel that initializes the xserver and I want to stop it without making a complete reboot.
 
Old 11-13-2007, 03:23 AM   #17
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I know that there is a difference between gdm and x server. So if you stop gdm it makes sense that the xserver doesn't stop.
No, it doesn't.
I'm not using gdm anymore (much too complex and buggy at the time I tried it) but kdm. Here kdm (and I guess gdm is the same) will spawn a child and launch X.
When you stop gdm, it should stop X.
Could be that he is in fact not running gdm and he stops nothing, or X doesn't respond to kill -TERM, really weird. Or X is not running, there are files that makes he thinks X is started while it's not.
Then stop it the hard way:

Code:
kill -KILL X
 
Old 11-13-2007, 03:27 PM   #18
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I think I know where the problem lies.
If I ctrl-alt-f2 and then try to stop X, then it doesn't.
However, if I stay in X and just open a terminal window and issue the command /etc/init.d/gdm stop then it seems to work.

My X is a very weird creature
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