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Old 12-21-2012, 07:16 AM   #1
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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?
 
Old 12-21-2012, 07:36 AM   #2
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Why not install it like so
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apt-get install nvidia-kernel-dkms nvidia-glx
and reboot?
 
Old 12-21-2012, 09:27 AM   #3
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thank you jim

but does anyone know how to stop x?
 
Old 12-21-2012, 09:29 AM   #4
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Code:
sudo killall Xorg
mite work.
 
Old 12-21-2012, 09:32 AM   #5
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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.
 
Old 12-21-2012, 10:03 AM   #6
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thank you all for replies.

sudo killall Xorg only brings me back to login window.

does anyone know how to stop x?

Last edited by Rita G.; 12-21-2012 at 10:05 AM.
 
Old 12-21-2012, 10:07 AM   #7
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You have to stop the display manager. On Debian Squeeze (standard install) it would be
Code:
service gdm stop
Replace that with the DM your system is using (for example slim, kdm, lightdm, ...).
 
  


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