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Old 03-06-2004, 06:16 PM   #1
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How to exit Xserver.

This may sound like a silly question but, here goes.
I am trying to install the video driver on My computer and the directions say to exit X. I have no idea how to do this any help would be greatly appreciated.

My OS is Fedora Core 1.
Old 03-06-2004, 06:48 PM   #2
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Sure thing mate. Find and edit the file called inittab located at /etc. Read the file and search for a line that looks like this:


The number 2 is my init level. Each distribution works with different values. Right now I'm at Libranet/Debian, and numer 2 gives me a graphical login. I cannot remember Redhat's, but I think 3 is text login, and 5 is graphical login. Or the other way around .

Well, edit that number, save and reboot. Next time you reboot you will be at text mode. To start server, type startx. To make your login to be graphical again, set the number it was there before back.

There other ways to do this, but this should work...

Old 03-06-2004, 06:50 PM   #3
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well, installing those drivers should only require you to exit X just once, so you can do this all without rebooting by doing

telinit 3

and this will take you to a text login

to get back to gui, do telinit 5 (or telinit 4 for slackware)
Old 03-06-2004, 07:06 PM   #4
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Hey thanks for the help guys got to the run level i needed but now I found that my video card drivers are not supported on My kernel. Guess I'll have to do some more research. If I have anymore questions i'll post them though.


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