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Old 04-10-2011, 11:56 PM   #1
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Exclamation Shutting Down X Server

I really need some help

ok well i installed Ubuntu 10.10 like 2 weeks ago on my computer and I have Spent like A week and a half trying to shut down the X Server. I am trying to install an nvidia driver to my computer... all of the option and ways to do it would be helpfull... any more information needed i will give to you (
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:14 AM   #3
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init 3 or booting into text mode are the safest ways .
Another way I can think of is (I don't know if this is a good way of doing it )
press cntrl+alt+f1
login and then run the command

pkill gdm
Old 06-09-2011, 03:36 AM   #4
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pkill X
is another possible option


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