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Old 10-20-2005, 01:08 PM   #1
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How to shutdown X server in Redhat 8

This may sounds kind of wierd but I cannot get my X server to shutdown. I have read that in order to shut it down on Redhat 8, you push ctl + atl+ backspace keys. When I do this it simply logs me out of my session. Am I missing something? I'm trying to shut it down so that I can install a graphics driver for an Nvidia card. I haven't found much information that can help me, hopefully someone from here can, since I am kind of new to Linux.
Old 10-20-2005, 01:22 PM   #2
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go to console: e.g. CTRL+ALT+F1

Logín as "root"

init 3

and then you can install the graphics driver

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Why WHy WHy in the world are you using rh8?
Old 10-20-2005, 02:30 PM   #4
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I'm using RH8 because I have to for work, that is the only reason why.
I will try the init 3 thing and let you guys know.
Old 10-20-2005, 03:51 PM   #5
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That worked I was able to install the driver. Thanks!!!

Now I have to see if I can compile my 3D application and make it run.


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