Stopping Xfree

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at
Thu Sep 23 06:26:56 PDT 2004

On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 19:24:13 -0700, Ian Loves Linux
<linux at> wrote:
> Im very new to linux and I am trying to stop or boot up without Xfree
> so that I can install some VMWare tools that MUST be installed when X
> is not running..
> How do i stop x? or start up without it running?

You need to start in runlevel 3.
When you boot pass 3 to the kernel command line.  if you want the
computer to come up in run level 3 by default, edit /etc/inittab and
change the default runlevel to 3.


> Im using Fedora Core 2 Inside VMWare 4.5.2
> Thanks,
> Ian

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