How to get out of GNOME?

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Sat Oct 30 23:09:49 PDT 2004

On Sat, Oct 30, 2004 at 10:27:41PM -0700, Jay O'Brien wrote:
> Andrew Jones wrote:
> > Jay O'Brien wrote:
> >>
> >>Ok, what DO I do to shut down gnome if I don't want it running?
> >>
> > 
> > ctrl+alt+backspace. It crashes the xserver though, but it'll exit.
> Nope. It doesn't work for me. With gdm/X running, ctl+alt+bksp goes 
> first to black screen then comes back with a new logon window. If I 
> do it enough times, it reports to the virtual terminal "The display 
> server has been shut down about 6 times in the last 90 seconds, it 
> is likely that something bad is going on. I will wait for two minutes 
> before trying again on display :0." and then it comes back on. 

Turn the gdm entry in /etc/ttys to "off". kill -HUP 1. Then kill the
gdm process.
Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
                                          "Opportunity does not knock,
       it presents itself when you beat down the door" - W.E. Channing

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