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Old 08-21-2006, 08:46 AM   #1
runnerpaul
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How do you turn off X?


Although I have installed my GeForce4 graphics card before it has been some time since I have used Linux and I am quite rusty. As far as I can remember I need to turn off X before installing the graphics driver but cant remember how to do this. Can anybody help?
 
Old 08-21-2006, 08:48 AM   #2
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killall -15 X
or ctrl alt backspace and then choose console login
or /etc/init.d/gdm stop (replace with xdm or kdm if you use these)
 
Old 08-21-2006, 10:27 AM   #3
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change your runlevel
 
Old 08-21-2006, 11:50 AM   #4
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login as root,
#/sbin/init 3

after install driver, type:
#/sbin/init 5
 
Old 08-21-2006, 11:58 AM   #5
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Edit /etc/inittab as the root user. Look for the line:
id:5:initdefault:
Change it to
id:3:initdefault:
Save and reboot. Sign on as root user again. Run the script you downloaded from nVidia.com. Change
id:3:initdefault:
back to
id:5:initdefault:
Save and reboot again; you should be good to go.

Last edited by tnandy; 08-21-2006 at 11:59 AM.
 
Old 08-21-2006, 12:45 PM   #6
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I once had a long command put together that used sed to change the default run level to 3 and then reboot the computer automatically that made it easy. I'll have to look for it. I believe I saved it somewhere.
 
  


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