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Old 07-25-2005, 06:25 PM   #1
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Ending an X session

This may be incredibly stupid question, but here she goes......

How do you close an X session once already started, without rebooting (obviously other than selecting log out). I trying to get back to command line without being in an X session.

Using Mandrake 10.1 and KDE.
Old 07-25-2005, 06:39 PM   #2
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init 3 sends you to CLI(usually).
Old 07-25-2005, 06:39 PM   #3
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There are a few ways, probably the best is to crack open a terminal and type -
init 3
You can just terminate X but if you're running a display manager like KDM, GDM, XDM or a few others it'll just start again.
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Since I use kdm and it just restarts when I crtl-alt-backspace, I just do a
#ps -A and then
# kill (whatever kdm pid)

but telinit 3 is faster


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