run program outside xfree86- how?

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by ruiner_066, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. ruiner_066

    ruiner_066 OSNN Addict

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    i have a configuration program that says i need to shutdown all instances of xfree86 before executing it. how do i do this? i tried hitting C when that list of OS's pops so it puts me in a command line, but i cant figure out how to run it from there

    i am running KRUD linux on a virtual machine through VMware workstation 4.0 from a windows xp system.

    thanks in advance
     
  2. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    check the /etc/inittab config file and see if there are different run levels, try multiuser runlevel, (3 on slackware) that should put you at a terminal with no x running, then the program should be able to be run ./programname or /usr/lib/programname/programname you will have to use pico /etc/inittab to reconfig the file to boot back to GDM or KDM
     
  3. ruiner_066

    ruiner_066 OSNN Addict

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    worked perfectly, thanks!

    ok, new question...

    im running this config program and its asking

    "what is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running kernel?"

    how do i find this directory? i dont even know what this means...lol
     
  4. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    usually /src/ or /usr/src/