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Old 03-09-2005, 03:02 PM   #1
darkarcon2015
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How to kill X through the terminal?


Does anyone know how to kill X through the terminal? Is there a command or do I just have to kill all the KDE processes? Thanks a lot.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 03:17 PM   #2
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Did you start X thru a login screen (kdm / xdm running? ) Yu can probably type

init 3

from a root term. (and if you're in runlevel 4 only tty6 will be available. At least that's how it works for me in slackware)

Otherwise (if you began with startx)

just kill the startx EDIT: sorry this isn't the case. startx is not the parent process. you have to (`ps aux`, get the pid of /usr/X11R6/bin/X) `kill -9` (pid-of-X)

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