Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

How to kill KDE or X server? openSuse 10.2

Posted on 2008-09-29
6
Medium Priority
?
1,902 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
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?

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:AbdellahT
  • 2
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:wilhelm_voigt
ID: 22599231
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.
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Duncan Roe
ID: 22601034
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"
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:wilhelm_voigt
ID: 22601527
If he has to start it using "startx", why should init respawn it?
0
 
LVL 35

Accepted Solution

by:
Duncan Roe earned 500 total points
ID: 22604240
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
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:Ricardo Elena
ID: 22739016
just log off the GUI session or a more drastick way is to find your session and kill it
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license for one year.  It allows for the non‑production use and valid for five workstations and two servers. Veeam Agent for Linux is a simple backup tool for your Linux installations, both on‑premises and in the public cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Over the last ten+ years I have seen Linux configuration tools come and go. In the early days there was the tried-and-true, all-powerful linuxconf that many thought would remain the one and only Linux configuration tool until the end of times. Well,…
It’s 2016. Password authentication should be dead — or at least close to dying. But, unfortunately, it has not traversed Quagga stage yet. Using password authentication is like laundering hotel guest linens with a washboard — it’s Passé.
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month12 days, 1 hour left to enroll

916 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question