Problem stopping X

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Problem stopping X

Postby Evnas on Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:56 pm

So Im trying to stall my ATi driver, and I'm following the guide for Debian (http://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary). When I put in the command
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# invoke-rc.d gdm3 stop
I get nothing. A blank screen with a cursor flashing in the top left corner. I type, and it registers my keystrokes and they show up on the screen, but theres no actual command prompt or anything. Any ideas? I'm pretty new to it all but I find it strange that I'm having problems getting something to STOP running, lol.
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Re: Problem stopping X

Postby vincent on Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:42 pm

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sudo service gdm3 stop

Then press CTRL+ALT+F# (i.e. F1-F7) to switch to a tty, where you can then login and proceed to install fglrx.
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