stop and start X server in FreeBSD 9.0
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Tue Oct 2 13:49:57 UTC 2012
On Tue, 02 Oct 2012 15:33:50 +0200, Istvan Gabor wrote:
> I configured FreeBSD 9.0 RELEASE with X starting automatically at boot.
> I use kdm3 login manager, and it works.
> I would like to make changes to xorg.conf and test the effects.
> How can I stop X in a terminal temporarily?
> If I kill kdm it is restarted immediately.
For the desired test scenario, I'd suggest to disable KDE
(kdm) startup in /etc/rc.conf, and finally stop the related
service (from /usr/local/etc/rc.d probably). Then you can
easily use the "startx" command to start an X session from
a user's VT, test your settings, terminate the session,
and you'll be back in text mode.
If you are happy with your settings, re-enable KDE (kdm)
by the corresponding /etc/rc.conf entry.
> In openSUSE I could do this by switchiong runlevels but
> I learned that FreeBSD has no runlevels.
Yes, FreeBSD uses the rc.d mechanism (see "man 8 rc" for details).
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