Re: Howto exit Xsession and stop xdm?

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On Sunday 15 December 2002 11:44 pm, Emre Tezel wrote:
> How come no body answers my question :(
> Emre Tezel wrote:
> > Hi Everyone,
> >
> > This is a really newbie question. I am trying to upgrade Xfree86 in my
> > Red Hat 7.2 system, from 4.1.x to 4.2.0. In the installation notes, it
> > is written that one should exit the Xsession and stop xdm, before
> > running the installation script. How exactly is this done?

	You can exit the X session by pressing the key combination control+alt+back 
space. If your computer is set to boot to a graphical log in you will just 
get back to that, if you boot to a text login you will be returned to the 
spot where you type "startx".
	Assuming you boot to a graphical login as most newbies do, you will need to 
edit the file: /etc/inittab (as root) look for the last line below:

# inittab       This file describes how the INIT process should set up
#               the system in a certain run-level.
# Author:       Miquel van Smoorenburg, <>
#               Modified for RHS Linux by Marc Ewing and Donnie Barnes

# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
#   0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#   1 - Single user mode
#   2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
#   3 - Full multiuser mode
#   4 - unused
#   5 - X11
#   6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)

	If indeed you do boot up to the graphical login your line will read:


simply change the 5 to a 3 ans save the changes.
	When you now boot up you will see the text mode login prompt. simply log in 
there as either a normal user or as root. (just in case you don't know how to 
start an X session, the command is "startx") Now when you want to end your X 
session the above key combination will get you back to the text mode, loged 
on as whoever started the session.

Regards, Ernie
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