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Old 10-07-2005, 01:30 AM   #1
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Ubuntu how do i shut down X

How do i shut down x - tried init 3 nothing happened !
Old 10-07-2005, 01:35 AM   #2
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hm, it doesn't work here either.


sudo pkill gdm

that should do the trick. Even though it's a bit gakky.

btw, why do you need to kill X?
you might try ctrl+alt+f1 ...
Old 10-07-2005, 01:57 PM   #3
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Log in at the console and type,

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop.

That should stop X from running.

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

to start it back up again.

(note that 'restart' is also an option)
Old 10-07-2005, 02:24 PM   #4
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at the console and type,

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop.

That should stop X from running.

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

to start it back up again.

^^^ that should be all that you need... you don't need to hit ctrl alt f1... just use the Accessories -> Terminal


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