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Old 08-10-2002, 08:21 AM   #1
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stopping x


ok i have had a bit of a search on this but i feel stumped!!

how do u shutdown ur x windows so u are dumped into the console???

other than using [control]+[del]+[backspace]!!!


cheers
 
Old 08-10-2002, 08:54 AM   #2
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Usually by using the quit function of whatever Window Manager you are running.
 
Old 08-10-2002, 01:21 PM   #3
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Try ctrl+alt+F1, works under mandrake 8.2 anyway.
To get back into X replace F1 with F7.
 
Old 08-10-2002, 03:34 PM   #4
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This would be good way to restart X. Jump to the terminal, restart X, and then jump back to X? Would that work?

- robeb
 
Old 08-10-2002, 07:55 PM   #5
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ok...what i want is to get the machine up and running as a gateway then shutdown X, so i am left with only the console, no X, which chews up alot of memory.....

i am sure there is a cmd, like "startx" that stops the X.


robeb, yes that works but i dont want that login screen there!!!


any got any ideas???
 
Old 08-10-2002, 08:13 PM   #6
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You need to boot to a different runlevel.
It's possible & very easy, I just cant remember which file you need to edit.
 
Old 08-10-2002, 11:31 PM   #7
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Hi amp2000, the file is /etc/inittab
but there's different problem, as I understand kobe wants to boot into GUI do whatever needs to be done, and then just exit X (I guess it is all done remotely), I'd look at the process that starts X via ps and kill it
 
Old 08-11-2002, 01:57 AM   #8
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You can issue init3 I believe too. If that doesn't work try init 3
 
Old 08-11-2002, 02:43 AM   #9
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will try...thanks guys!!!
 
Old 08-11-2002, 02:49 PM   #10
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Just remove X from inittab. Now if you reboot you will get the commandline. If you start X from here you can make your adjusments you want. Now by logging off, X should stop and you should get the commandline.
 
  


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