troubleshooting Question

Unloading X without rebooting

Avatar of gsaito
gsaitoFlag for Brazil asked on
LinuxLinux Distributions
6 Comments1 Solution271 ViewsLast Modified:
How do I make Ubuntu run without X? In other distributions I would accomplish this easily by opening a terminal window, logging in as root, and typing 'init 3'. This would allow me to perform some administrative tasks (ie, install the NVIDIA display driver). However, when I do the same with Ubuntu, nothing seems to happen. Using Ubuntu 7.10. Thanks.

Our community of experts have been thoroughly vetted for their expertise and industry experience.

Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 1 Answer and 6 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 6 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros