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Old 06-22-2006, 10:29 PM   #1
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How to quit out of KDE gui?

I got MEPIS linux up and running, and now I want to install the nvidia drivers. It says I need to quit out of the KDE gui and do it from the command line. It won't work in Konsole. How do I exit the KDE gui to get to the command line?
Old 06-22-2006, 10:41 PM   #2
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One option is to modify your /etc/inittab (if you have it)(and restart) to enter as command prompt instead of graphical.

Other option is to switch console (CTRL+ALT+F2) and kill the x process.

I'm sure there is other way to do it, but this is what I have for now.
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You have to open up, and edit a file called inittab in /etc and set the default runlevel to, I think 1, then reboot and you will be at a command line, then you can install the drivers. After, you then do the reverse so kde will start up again.
Someone please correct me if I misstated anything.
We were responding at the same time,
Old 06-22-2006, 10:55 PM   #4
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OK, will try that and see how it goes.
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You might also be able to do a console log-in though KDM.
Old 06-22-2006, 11:06 PM   #6
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Better than editing config files as per the users above, just open your console and change to root and 'init 3' to go to command(text) mode.
#init 3
Note: It might be 'telinit' on some systems.


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