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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:00 pm    Post subject: How to exit 'startx' on VirtualBox Reply with quote

I have a Gentoo guest on OS X host.

I've used these instructions to configure X on my VM:

https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Xorg/Configuration

It starts up and I have three xterm windows which I can type in. How do I exit X? There are no instructions on how to do that on the above page. I am used to using Ctrl-Alt-Backspace for Linux on native hardware but that sequence is being ignored by VirtualBox. I think it may be captured by the OS. The backspace key is actually labelled "delete" on my Mac keyboard.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you close the three xterm windows, it should exit. You can type 'exit' and press Enter in each one.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

enter in the biggest terminal:

Code:
exit


and u will get out of the X
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

in one of 3 xterm windows enter "killall X"
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using VirtualBox 4.3.10, and there is the option from the Machine menu, "Machine->Insert Ctrl-Alt-Backspace", that also suggests Host+Backspace will do the same. "Host" is typically the Right-Ctrl key.

Hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

X doesn't respond to Ctrl-Alt-Backspace anymore unless you enable the behavior.

For testing purposes I usually prefer startx &; sleep 10; killall X This series of commands will allow 10 seconds of X to test and then kill the server for better or worse. Often I skip testing the X server unless the WM I want doesn't work.

You can also use alt+shift+F1 to get back to your login session and use control+c to kill it that way.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Doctor wrote:
X doesn't respond to Ctrl-Alt-Backspace anymore unless you enable the behavior.

Yes, I have the following in ~/.xinitrc ... though I'm not sure if this will be recieved while using virtualbox.

Code:
setxkbmap -option terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp

HTH & best ... khay
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right, Ctrl-Alt-Backspace doesn't work with my gentoo install, but it worked with a RedHat install that I have in a VirtualBox.

Also, 'killall X', may not work, you might need 'killall Xorg', that's what happened with my gentoo install.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies. I was able to exit X. Now to configure GNOME...
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