[CALUG] How do I get out of X?
James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET
Fri Aug 25 09:33:17 CDT 2006
Which brings up the question: Why TF does "telinit" exist in the first
place? What's wrong with simply typing "init 1"? Nothing!
> I usually accomplish this with the "telinit" command:
> "telinit 1"
> 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.
> Good Luck,
> 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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