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How to kill KDE or X server? openSuse 10.2

Posted on 2008-09-29
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I want to use yast to do system updates then i want to go back to text mode.
I use startx to start x server, what is the best and easiest way to terminate x server after i am done?

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by:wilhelm_voigt
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Is the X server not killed when you log out using the KDE menu?

You could also try tro press Ctrl-Alt-Backspace, that should also kill the X server.
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by:Duncan Roe
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X server may be being respawned by init. Change to runlevel 3: Ctrl-Alt_F6 (to get a console) then become root and type "telinit 3", or if configured you might try "sudo telinit 3"
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If he has to start it using "startx", why should init respawn it?
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Oh I missed that.
After Ctr-Alt-F6, "pkill X" should do it. Ctl-Alt-Backspace may do it from X - if you get login screen after logout of KDE
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by:Ricardo Elena
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just log off the GUI session or a more drastick way is to find your session and kill it
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