Is there any way to shut down the xserver on linux without root access? I tried ctrl-alt-f1. It seems there is still xserver running. Thank you.
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will usually kill the X-server.
Be aware that many linux distributions will automatically relaunch X.
The X server will still run when you switch virtual consoles. You can even run multiple X servers, each on a different virtual console.
If you want it gone, you have two options:
If you kill the last process started out of
If you kill the X server directly, all those clients will drastically lose their connection to the X server, and might not handle it well. But it can be an excellent tool to recover a broken or wedged X, and it is sure easier to type
You can kill the X server from another virtual console or from