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Rita G. 12-21-2012 08:16 AM

stop X on lxde
Sparkylinux 2.0.1 i386

Can someone please tell me how to stop X (to install nvidia driver) with LXDM (LXDE?) on this debian based system?

jim_p 12-21-2012 08:36 AM

Why not install it like so

apt-get install nvidia-kernel-dkms nvidia-glx
and reboot?

Rita G. 12-21-2012 10:27 AM

thank you jim

but does anyone know how to stop x?

schneidz 12-21-2012 10:29 AM


sudo killall Xorg
mite work.

Randicus Draco Albus 12-21-2012 10:32 AM

I believe the meaning of jim_p's suggestion is that it is not necessary to stop xorg, in order to install the driver. Simply install and re-boot.

Rita G. 12-21-2012 11:03 AM

thank you all for replies.

sudo killall Xorg only brings me back to login window.

does anyone know how to stop x?

TobiSGD 12-21-2012 11:07 AM

You have to stop the display manager. On Debian Squeeze (standard install) it would be

service gdm stop
Replace that with the DM your system is using (for example slim, kdm, lightdm, ...).

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