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How do you stop X server

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by tushkahoma, Oct 9, 2003.

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  1. tushkahoma

    tushkahoma Thread Starter

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    Howdy,
    I am trying to update an Nvidia driver but when I run it I get an error that tells me to stop the Xserver, I know very little about linux. How can I get my driver updated?
     
  2. lynch

    lynch

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    Do this:
    Press CTRL- ALT- F2


    Then login as root:
    Login: root
    Password: ****** (root's password)
    Then type:telinit 1


    Now we will need to log back in with root:
    Login: root
    Password: ****** (root's password)

    (thanks to MasterC @ LQ for letting me copy this ) :)
    HTH
    lynch
     
  3. tushkahoma

    tushkahoma Thread Starter

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    Thank you
     
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