[CALUG] How do I get out of X?
John Alan Hastings
jah1066 at aol.com
Sat Aug 12 10:46:06 CDT 2006
Browne at t-online.de wrote:
> Hmmm, guess I haven't needed to do this since quite a few
> releases ago. I'm trying to upgrade my graphics driver
> (to NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8762-pkg1.run), which means
> I have to get out of X. As I recall, there was always a menu
> option at the login screen to log in without X running, but now
> with RH AS3, I see no such option. Killing X, and everything
> that looks connected to X, only results in it automatically
> restarting. init 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 (it doesn't seem to matter)
> just causes the machine to reboot all the way back to run
> level 6. What obvious solution am I missing?
> TIA - Ed
It doesn't sound quite right. Init 3 should take you to full multiuser
with net but without X. Init 4 should be undefined and I don't know
what it would do.
I would do a CTRL-ALT-F1 and log in as root at the system console and do
an init 1 there. This is single user, no net and no X.
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