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Re: Keeping X from restarting after killing it



Hello!

On Fri, Apr 30, 2004 at 05:12:16PM -0500, S.Squarepants wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Apr 2004 14:24:58 +0200
> Markus Lindström <mlindstr@ulb.ac.be> wrote:
> 
> > I think this thread is pretty self-explanatory. Actually, I want to 
> > install the binary nVidia drivers, and they require me to shut down
> > the X server. Unfortunately, when using the ctrl-alt-backspace
> > interrupt, X instantly respawns.
> 
> Open a terminal, su to root, then type
> 
>    init 1
> 

Huh, going to single user just to shut down a single service?

> do your business of installing and the like. When finished type
> 
>    init 5
> 
> to get back to graphical login, or
> 
>    init 3
> 
> to get to console-based login.

On Debian systems the runlevels 3 and 5 are identical by default,
unless explicitely modified by root.

Cheers,
Flo

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