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How to disable XGL & 3D Acceleration from command prompt

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I enabled the 3D Acceleration and XGL desktop effects on my SLED 10 system. However, my hardware is old and doesn't support it (thought I'd try anyway). I can no longer get the GUI to run.

So... Can anyone tell this newbie how to turn off these settings from the terminal on SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10?  Short of reinstalling the OS that is!  If I have to reinstall its not a big deal, as this is a brand new, clean install. Still, if I can just change the video settings it would be quicker.

Thanks!
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you can use the command gnome-xgl-switch --disable-xgl as root to disable Xgl from the command line. (You will probably also need to do rcxdm restart to restart X and the login screen.)
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Thanks, that did the trick!

Have a great weekend!
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FYI, I did not need to run RCXDM... As soon as I disabled XGL it restarted X by itself.

Prior to disabling XGL, when I attempted to restart X it would go into the GUI for about 1/2 second then kick it back to the command prompt.

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