Now that you’ve configured X by using Xconfigurator or xf86config, you’re probably eager to see it work. To start X, type the command:
Your system’s screen should briefly go blank and then you should see X’s graphical desktop. Chapter 6, will teach you how to use X effectively.
If the screen is garbled or remains blank for more than about 30 seconds, your X configuration may be faulty. Immediately turn off your monitor or terminate X by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Backspace.
To exit X, click on an unused part of the desktop and a pop-up menu will appear. From the menu, select the Exit, Logout, or Quit menu item. X shuts down, returning you to the familiar text-based interface of the Linux shell prompt.