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Old 02-03-2003, 05:51 PM   #1
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Unhappy Quitting X


Hi,
I have simple question:
-how do I qut X so that I get to the shell.

The reason why I'm asking this is because I need to install a new videa driver.

Thanks for reading!
best regards,
 
Old 02-03-2003, 05:56 PM   #2
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Another question:
-To restart X, I must use: startx?
 
Old 02-03-2003, 06:17 PM   #3
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No need to quit x. Just open up a console window. If using KDE just click on the monitor icon on the taskbar.
 
Old 02-03-2003, 07:12 PM   #4
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if your installing your nvidia drivers then I think it's better to getout of X at some point of the installation ... and to do that:

Brute force method: press the following keys together at the same time "Ctrl Alt Backspace" to exit X

Simple way: depending on your window / desktop manager youre using with your X window system look for a way to exit or logout the window / desktop manager.

But if you login from your X after you boot up your linux distro ... well the above will not work for you ... and there is a bit more work.

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