[CALUG] How do I get out of X?
gary at flywheel.dnsalias.net
Sat Aug 12 18:36:23 CDT 2006
I usually accomplish this with the "telinit" command:
This drops you into runlevel 1, which is single-user mode.
Networking isn't typically enabled in runlevel 1, but you
probably don't need it if the NVIDIA driver resides on the
local machine. Depending on the Linux distro, you might
also try "telinit 3", which is multi-user command console
mode in RedHat and Fedora Core distros.
Edward D. Browne 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
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