[ubuntu-za] X server

Robert Holm robhh at absamail.co.za
Thu May 25 22:13:32 BST 2006

Thanks for the advice. After much grief, including corrupting my X
Server files in some manner, I managed to load the NVIDIA update, which
turned out to be less satisfactory than the generic driver supplied with
Breezy Badger.

I guess there are two lessons to be learned from this:

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

and secondly...
and far more importantly.....
The grass is almost certainly not greener on the proprietary side of the


On Thu, 2006-05-25 at 10:46 +0200, Simon Cross wrote:
> Poing,
> On 5/24/06, Richard Banks <richard at sourcewave.co.za> wrote:
> > Runlevel 3 is the one you are looking for. If you run 'sudo init 3'
> > that will switch the level likewise 'sudo init 5' will change back to
> > level 5.
> Another possibility is to just logout of your X session, switch to the
> text console (Ctrl-Alt-F1) and then stop gdm (/etc/init.d/gdm stop).
> Just restart it when you're done (/etc/init.d/gdm start).
> Schiavo
> Simon

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