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tekra

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Shutdown X
« on: September 21, 2007, 05:32:43 pm »
Hi:
May sound real silly if I in KDE and open a terminal. Is that same as shutting down X ? If not what does that mean?
Thxs
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Re: Shutdown X
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2007, 05:49:34 pm »
when you that you are really opening a terminal emulator application. You don't really shut x down. To kill x you need to switch to run level 2 by issuing the command init 2

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Re: Shutdown X
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2007, 05:56:46 pm »
"X" is the graphical user interface system (windows, icons, video, mouse, etc) for Unix and Linux  ( http://www.x.org/wiki/ ).
When you open a terminal in KDE you are simply opening another window - in that case the console shell running Bash. You are not shutting down X. If you shut down X your windows disappear and you are left in a text console environment only.

To see that in action type Ctrl-Alt-F2. That puts you in the second virtual text console, but X is still running. To get back to X press Ctrl-Alt-F7. To leave kill X completely and put yourself in a text only console terminal, do what MOE-lnx suggests above...
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Re: Shutdown X
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2007, 02:31:15 am »
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To leave kill X completely and put yourself in a text only console terminal, do what MOE-lnx suggests above...

Or if you happen to want to kill X completely, but restart it, press Ctrl-Alt-Backspace.
Every once in a while this is actually useful.