Re: CTRL+ALT+Backspace will kill the X-server
Travis Crump wrote:
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.
Probably best done when the display manager is in the login screen
state, but works anytime...
Or, if you want to get X out of the way, edit /etc/inittab , look for
the lines :
# The default runlevel.
and replace the runlevel 2 with 1.