stopping X

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kenny5445
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stopping X

Postby kenny5445 » Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:11 pm

Hi, I've got a Nvidia 9000 series card and have downloaded the drivers.

On any other linux system I've used dropping the run level to 3 usually stops X but not on mint.

Can anyone please advise.

Thanks

Kenny

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Re: stopping X

Postby proxima_centauri » Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:54 pm

With root privileges, try

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/etc/init.d/gdm stop
in terminal. Type startx to get back

Using the program Envy, which comes with Mint, is much easier to install graphic drivers with.

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Re: stopping X

Postby kenny5445 » Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:14 pm

Hi, I did try that but the driver didnt work (x wouldnt start). I'm not sure but i think there was an issue with 9000 series and linux drivers.

The one on the nvidia site is newer....

Thanks
Kenny

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Re: stopping X

Postby kenny5445 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:44 pm

Hi, thanks for the help got the new drivers installed looking good!

Cheers

Kenny


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