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Re: CTRL+ALT+Backspace will kill the X-server



Dan Jacobson wrote:
is that the usual way to get rid of X windows if in case one
wants just to use the humble console?  I know there is a startx
program, but no stopx.


Preston> "CTRL+ALT+Backspace" will kill the X-server.

Indeed it does, with no questions asked.

But then it just springs back to life again, with a login prompt (at
least with xdm here).

Let's pretend my monitor is being borrowed for a few days and being
replaced by a VT100, and I want to properly end all X processes and
revert to plain tty mode, without rebooting or editing any files.



#/etc/init.d/xdm stop

Probably best done when the display manager is in the login screen state, but works anytime...

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