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Old 03-05-2004, 04:58 PM   #1
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exiting x desktop

this is a total newb question... to install my graphics drivers i have to exit "X desktop" into a core linux boot or something... how do i do this? the text at was of no help.
Old 03-05-2004, 05:00 PM   #2
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how about stopx
Old 03-05-2004, 05:01 PM   #3
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Ctrl + alt + F1 - 6 to get in any of the virtual consoles, login as root then type "init 3", if you want to start X again type "init 5"

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Old 03-05-2004, 10:17 PM   #4
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Ctrl+Alt+Del also works
Old 03-05-2004, 10:23 PM   #5
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Originally posted by questionasker
Ctrl+Alt+Del also works
Btw, it does not Ctrl+Alt+BackSpace does work, sometimes.

You do not need to exit into anywhere to install the driver. Just open a terminal or a console, type 'su' and root password and install all you want. :P
Old 03-05-2004, 11:58 PM   #6
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tried all of that it still says im in a x environment even when i init 3.
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This is extreme, but:

killall X


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