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I want to generate xorg.conf but for that X needs to not be running. How do I stop X or start without it? I tried ctrl + alt + F2 but the X server is still running.

I'm running Lubuntu 14.10.

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    You can make changes to xorg.conf while X is running. You just need to restart X in order for the changes to take effect: killall X will restart it for you.
    – drs
    Sep 13 '14 at 1:42
  • @drs X: no process found is what I got. I made minimal ubuntu installation. I've installed X11 and then openbox and fbpanel.
    – Necktwi
    Sep 18 '16 at 17:00
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I ended up doing the following:

sudo service lightdm stop

Then I had to run ctrl + alt + F2 and log in the second terminal, otherwise it would just sit there with dark screen. To start it back up:

sudo service lightdm start
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Have you tried,

sudo /etc/init.d/lxdm stop

lxdm starts/stops the X server.

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    The default installation of lubuntu since 12.04 uses lightdm rather than lxdm as its display manager, I think - in which case it would more likely be sudo service lightdm stop Sep 13 '14 at 1:52

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