View Full Version : [SOLVED] How can I kill the desktop and then start it up again?

November 6th, 2011, 02:06 AM
When I used Ubuntu, I used to disable gdm loading at startup, and then used /etc/init.d/gdm stop or start to kill the desktop or start it up again. How can I do the same thing in XFCE? I mean the "master process" used to start or stop the desktop?

November 6th, 2011, 06:06 AM
I believe the proper usage is:

sudo service gdm stop

And in 11.10:

sudo service lightdm stop

November 6th, 2011, 10:51 AM
Cool, it worked, thanks! On a related note, what process do I disable if I want to boot to the console? xfdesktop?