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Re: Best way to stop X from starting?


>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?

>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.

Dipl. Inf. Ulrich Teichert|e-mail: Ulrich.Teichert@gmx.de
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