Hi, I’m new to Suse and I’ve been trying to stop kdm the normal way, switching to a virtual terminal with ctrl+alt+f1 and using:
# /etc/init.d/kdm stop
…and got “command not found”. I’ve done it this way in other distro’s and it’s always worked. How do I stop/start kdm from a virtual terminal in Suse ?
init 3 should work as root
You may need to try stopping it as root. Also, if you want to kill the gui, ctrl-bkspace twice in succession restarts it as well.
===> locate rckdm
===> ls /usr/sbin/rc*
===> rckdm --help
===> rckdm stop
This link just describes the init/rc structure.
Creating Custom init Scripts
# /usr/sbin/rckdm stop
# /usr/sbin/rckdm start
…were just what I needed.
Unlike other Distros, openSUSE uses
or (only a symlink)
for controlling KDM, GDM or XDM depending on which displaymanager ist actually used.