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Old 01-27-06, 08:06 AM   #1
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Default X-Server

Can someone tell me how to shut down the xserver on Suse 10.0?

I can't install the drivers for nvidia



-> The file '/tmp/.X0-lock' exists... an X server appears to be running
ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing.
For further details, please see the chapter "Installing the NVIDIA
Driver" in the README available on the Linux driver download page at
www.nvidia.com.
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
'/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions
on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
driver download page at www.nvidia.com.


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Old 01-27-06, 09:14 AM   #2
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Hi,
I've never used SUSE, but I guess this should work:

hit ctrl+alt+F1 to get on a text console.

Now login as root, then type in this command: /etc/init.d gdm stop. If your login manager isn't gdm, try using kdm, or xdm. Then X should stop. Install you drivers, and when you've finished type /etc/init.d gdm start to start the graphical interface again.

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Old 01-27-06, 01:12 PM   #3
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"init 3" will shutdown X on SuSE.

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Old 01-27-06, 07:48 PM   #4
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Default Same Problem with RH9

I am using RedHat 9 (Yes, I know it is old). How do I shut down X, none of the above mentioned commands work. I looked in the init.d directory and there is no gdm, kdm, or xdm... there is no _dm at all.

Any help would be appreciated

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Old 01-27-06, 10:58 PM   #5
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cat /etc/inittab

and then (as root!)

init <numberofrunlevelwithoutX> (3,4 or 5)
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Old 01-28-06, 02:38 AM   #6
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hi Mazikowski,

If it's a RH9 system, maybe "service gdm/kdm/xdm stop" will work. At least it did when I had an analogous distro.

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Old 01-28-06, 11:18 AM   #7
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Well now I know that the service * stop command works. But, none of the above mentioned services were recognized as being present. I tried service x stop, but that didn't work either.
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Old 01-28-06, 04:40 PM   #8
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Hi,

how about having a look into the Documentation of your Distri?
Usually it is mentioned there, which name the X starting service has.
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Old 01-31-06, 08:10 AM   #9
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i got : ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before
installing. For further details, please see the chapter "Installing the NVIDIA Driver" in the README available on the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com.

and i'm running Mandriva '06--what do i need to do?(this maybe a dumb question but what is a X server?)
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Old 01-31-06, 08:21 AM   #10
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Hi,

X is the thingie that paints this nice circles, dots and lines onto your monitor.

To stop it: look into the documentation of your distribution. You'll find it on the cd/dvd or on the homepage.
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Old 01-31-06, 08:31 AM   #11
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i'm sorry --but that doesn't help
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Old 01-31-06, 10:10 AM   #12
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Try running "init 3" to shutdown X.

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