Demetrius wrote:This question is asked so often that there really should be a sticky explaining how to do it.
The answer depends on what display manager you are using, but is very similar regardless.
1. Log out of your desktop environment, back to your login screen.
2. Press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get to a CLI login prompt and log in, then su to root.
3. Issue the command /etc/init.d/xdm stop this command is the one thing that will change based on your GUI login manager. If you use GDM substitute 'gdm' for 'xdm', if you use KDM substitute 'kdm' for 'xdm', etc.
4. Do whatever you need to do that requires X to not be running.
5. Restart X and your GUI login manager with the command /etc/init.d/xdm start. Again, substitute 'xdm' with your login manager of choice.
6. Log out of the console, press Ctrl+Alt+F7, and log back into X.
Sorry, but I don't get to do the first two steps of the method mentioned by Demetrius, that is, I log out of my desktop environment and back to the login screen (also in graphic mode) and the key combination "Ctrl+Alt+F1" doesn't work as it is explained.
Please, could you help me?
Thanks in advance.
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