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Old 10-14-2005, 12:26 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 10-14-2005, 12:34 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 10-14-2005, 01:20 PM   #3
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There is not init.d file on my system.

I found the following:

init.d@

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.

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Old 10-14-2005, 01:56 PM   #4
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I downloaded the followng driver:

NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7676-pkg1.run

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 NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7676-pkg1.run

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

What shall I do now?

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Old 10-14-2005, 02:37 PM   #5
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ctrl+alt+back space --> To shutdown x
startx --> To start x

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Old 10-14-2005, 02:43 PM   #6
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Thanks mokele

CTRL + ALT + BACKSPACE command just restarts the system. There must be some other command.
 
Old 10-14-2005, 03:18 PM   #7
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All right.

Try this thread

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

West.
 
Old 10-14-2005, 05:22 PM   #8
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