[CentOS] how do I stop X / gnome via SSH?

Rudi Ahlers Rudi at SoftDux.com
Wed Jul 23 08:35:14 UTC 2008

Peter Kjellstrom wrote:
> On Wednesday 23 July 2008, Paul Bijnens wrote:
>> Rudi Ahlers wrote:
>>> Hi all
>>> I need to disable / stop X from running on a remote server, to which I
>>> only have SSH access, and I have never done this before. So, can
>>> someone please tell me how todo it?
>> telinit 3
> This will cause the server to switch from runlevel 5 (which includes X) to 
> runlevel 3 (which does not). _But_ a small warning here: runlevel 3 may very 
> well differ in more ways that just lacking X. Depending on how your server is  
> configured you may shutdown some services you wanted to keep (you may also 
> start new ones you didn't expect).
> To further investigate what you server does indeed run in runlevel 3 and 5 
> study relevant columns from the command: "chkconfig --list".
> /Peter
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Thanx, I did notice it, but since this is a Xen server, with everything 
running on the domU VM, I need very little running on the main server as 
it is. So I have disabled a lot of unnecessary services as well.


Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers

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