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Gins 10-14-2005 12:26 PM

Shutting down the X-Server
I am running Mandrake Linux 10.0 version
I downloaded the driver for the graphic card and tried to install.

It refuses to install and complains that I am running X-server. I must shut it down. What is it?
How do I shut it down? I don't have a server. Just a single computer.

Please help me.

brainiac 10-14-2005 12:34 PM

The x-server is the driving force behind the graphical interface. KDE etc are like an overlay. I just went through this with my nvidia drivers. It becomes a command line task to do video drivers. On my box i had to do a /etc/init.d/gdm stop to shut down X. Then install the drivers. Doing that depends on the driver and how it is packaged.

Gins 10-14-2005 01:20 PM

There is not init.d file on my system.

I found the following:


What shall I do now?
I found the 'initlog.conf' file.

On another website suggests the following:
1] CTRL + ALT + F1

2] init 3

3] CTRL + ALT + F7

4] CTRL + ALT + F1

5] Now I can do the installing work

6] init 5

The problem is init 3 command doesn't accept.

Gins 10-14-2005 01:56 PM

I downloaded the followng driver:

The command CTRL + ALT +F1 works fine.

It gives me a complete text screen.

When I wrote init3 or init 3 , it doesn't recognize the command.

I wrote init5 and init 5. It doesn't recognize.

Then I tried to install by giving the following command:
# sh

It complained that the X server is running. I logged on as a root user, of course.

What shall I do now?

mokele 10-14-2005 02:37 PM

ctrl+alt+back space --> To shutdown x
startx --> To start x


Gins 10-14-2005 02:43 PM

Thanks mokele

CTRL + ALT + BACKSPACE command just restarts the system. There must be some other command.

mokele 10-14-2005 03:18 PM

All right.

Try this thread

Just be careful with those intructions.
If any doubts just ask.


Gins 10-14-2005 05:22 PM

Thanks mokele

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