[QUESTION] start Linux Mint 19 without X server

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[QUESTION] start Linux Mint 19 without X server

Post by iHusky » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:06 am

Hi,

I have a problem, because I want try install new nvidia drivers but I have error because installation windows say taht I must close X server to get further install process.

I tried edit grub file, use ctrl+alt+Fx (where x is a number 1,2,3 etc) and it doesn`t help :(

So can someone tell me how to run mint without start X server?

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Re: [QUESTION] start Linux Mint 19 without X server

Post by administrollaattori » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:11 am

iHusky wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:06 am
I have a problem, because I want try install new nvidia drivers but I have error because installation windows say taht I must close X server to get further install process.
How do you try to install the drivers? Via Driver Manager or binary file?

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Re: [QUESTION] start Linux Mint 19 without X server

Post by catweazel » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:42 am

iHusky wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:06 am
So can someone tell me how to run mint without start X server?
That's not what you need. Please post the output of this terminal command:

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inxi -Fxz
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Re: [QUESTION] start Linux Mint 19 without X server

Post by iHusky » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:21 pm

administrollaattori wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:11 am
iHusky wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:06 am
I have a problem, because I want try install new nvidia drivers but I have error because installation windows say taht I must close X server to get further install process.
How do you try to install the drivers? Via Driver Manager or binary file?
Binary file ( .run) file but ok I get into text mode use alt+ctrl+F9 and type sudo lightdm service stop then type command init 3 and finally install a drivers.

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Re: [QUESTION] start Linux Mint 19 without X server

Post by Moem » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:31 am

Mod note:
The question by joefro007 is now here. Please do not piggyback on existing topics.
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