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Old 06-27-2007, 10:33 PM   #1
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Question how to exit x-server on ubuntu studio??

hey, i want to install nvidia driver and i need to exit de x-server in order to do it , ive tried usind init3 but it doesnt work,what do i have to do??
Old 06-28-2007, 05:08 AM   #2
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as root type init 3
(the space is important)
Old 06-28-2007, 01:34 PM   #3
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ive tried loggin off my "session" and then control+alt+F1 and next login as root, and enter init 3, and nothing happens, i cant install nvidia driver because i run the nvidia driver and it says im running x-server
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I'm probably missuderstanding, I usually do, but is the problem that if you do ctrl+alt+backArrow X automatically restarts?

If so you could try moving the xauthority file, or whatever it is called, to another directory. Something like that, just to bugger X; after all X is easy to bugger, or move startx etc. etc..
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If you're using Ubuntu you're using GDM as your graphical login manager, right? Stop it.

/etc/init.d/gdm stop
I'm not sure if it's called just "gdm", so after you've typed up to (and including) the word gdm, press TAB so bash completes it (or twice to see available choices).

After you're done, run the same command, but replace 'stop' with 'start'.
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thank you very much, it works


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