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Re: Best way to stop X from starting?





Ulrich Teichert wrote:
Hi,

[del]

I'm guessing that I can stop X from starting by moving the graphics card to a different PCI slot so that the x server wont find it, but is there another more elegant solution to stopping X?


Could you do a network login, or does the machine really freezes hard?


It's frozen solid :-)  I can't get to it over the network



I can't get to a prompt so editing various files is not an option unless someone has some magic incantations I can mumble.


Boot into single user mode. From the kernel-parameters.txt documentation:

S               [KNL] run init in single mode.

Forgive my ignorance here, so all I have to do is enter something like:

b -fl S

at the SRM prompt and I should be set. Wow... if that works, that is much too easy! :-)



HTH,
Uli



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