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Thread: How do I stop a KDE X-server

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    Default How do I stop a KDE X-server

    Hello. I'm running a pc with dual boot windows7/suse.

    I'm trying to install my NVIDIA video driver but keep getting the error message that an X-Server is running. I am assuming that would be my desktop.

    How do I stop an X-Server in KDE? I think I know how it is done in Gnome.

    take care.

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    palladium NNTP User

    Default Re: How do I stop a KDE X-server

    gribbsy wrote:
    > How do I stop an X-Server in KDE?


    i think you are asking the wrong question: How do I stop an X-Server
    in KDE?

    because i wonder just exactly how are you trying to install the video
    driver when you get that error?

    have a look here and see if you maybe find a way that won't give you
    that error, and won't require you to manually shut down X:
    http://en.opensuse.org/Nvidia

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    palladium

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    Default Re: How do I stop a KDE X-server

    If you don't have any luck with the NVidia page. You can stop the xserver from a text console.

    To get to a text console press CTL+ALT+F1
    - Login as root
    - Stop KDE and the xserver with
    Code:
    rcxdm stop
    - Now try the installer again.

    You can restart the server with "rcxdm start" but it may be safer to restart your whole PC.

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    Default Re: How do I stop a KDE X-server

    On 01/08/2010 06:56 PM, cpackham wrote:
    >
    > If you don't have any luck with the NVidia page. You can stop the
    > xserver from a text console.
    >
    > To get to a text console press CTL+ALT+F1
    > - Login as root
    > - Stop KDE and the xserver with
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > rcxdm stop
    > --------------------
    >
    > - Now try the installer again.
    >
    > You can restart the server with "rcxdm start" but it may be safer to
    > restart your whole PC.


    Even simpler, enter the command 'init 3'.

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