LinuxQuestions.org
Go Job Hunting at the LQ Job Marketplace
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Password
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 12-19-2004, 09:00 AM   #1
RU63
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: UK
Distribution: Ubuntu 4.10
Posts: 24

Rep: Reputation: 15
Ubuntu: How do I exit graphical interface(gnome)?


Heya,

I love this dist! Anyway, I want to exit the graphical interface (gnome) to install nvidia driver. However, gnome re-starts automatically every time i hit ctr-alt-backspace. How can i disable this.

thx.
 
Old 12-19-2004, 09:29 AM   #2
Dead Parrot
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: Debian GNU/kFreeBSD
Posts: 1,597

Rep: Reputation: 46
There are several ways to do this. I'd suggest that you install the rcconf program, then run it as root user, and disable gdm in rcconf. Then reboot to get to the command line mode. After you've installed the nvidia driver, you can run rcconf as root user again, enable gdm and reboot to get back to GUI login.
 
Old 12-19-2004, 09:37 AM   #3
RU63
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: UK
Distribution: Ubuntu 4.10
Posts: 24

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
need more help

ok.. i installed it.. but can you please tell me how to run it?
 
Old 12-19-2004, 09:53 AM   #4
Dead Parrot
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: Debian GNU/kFreeBSD
Posts: 1,597

Rep: Reputation: 46
Quote:
how to run it?
It's not that difficult. Open Gnome-terminal and type "sudo rcconf". (Ubuntu has a bit different method for running programs as root user than Debian, but I think that should do it.)
 
Old 12-19-2004, 10:19 AM   #5
RU63
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: UK
Distribution: Ubuntu 4.10
Posts: 24

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
it worked, but new problem

thank you for teaching me a new thing but now i have a new problem. While istalling the driver it tells me that is can't because there is no precompiled kernal and that there is a problem finding the kernal source tree. can you help me with that too?
 
Old 12-19-2004, 10:44 AM   #6
Dead Parrot
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: Debian GNU/kFreeBSD
Posts: 1,597

Rep: Reputation: 46
I don't have the luxury of owning an nvidia graphics card, just the crappy onboard graphics card that came with my laptop. But it works without any need to compile special drivers.

I'd suggest that you use the search engine here at Linuxquestions.org (you'll see it somewhere at the top of the page), selecting Debian as the search forum and something like "nvidia kernel" as search words. I'll bet many users have asked how to add nvidia drivers.

There's also a sticky thread on this forum about compiling kernels in Debian and the same instructions will work also in Ubuntu. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=206992

Last edited by Dead Parrot; 12-19-2004 at 10:46 AM.
 
Old 12-19-2004, 11:02 AM   #7
RU63
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: UK
Distribution: Ubuntu 4.10
Posts: 24

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
cools,

thanks for your help, i am happy i learned about the rcconf, i am now closer to linux enlightment
 
Old 12-19-2004, 11:38 AM   #8
kevinatkins
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: cheshire, uk
Distribution: Ubuntu Hoary
Posts: 605

Rep: Reputation: 31
Hi,

there's an easier way to install the nVidia driver, using an Ubuntu pre-built package available from the Ubuntu 'Universe' source.

To get access to the 'Universe' packages, you need to edit your /etc/apt/sources.list file and un-comment the relevant lines (it's explained in the file). Then, in a console window, you need to issue 'sudo apt-get update' to update apt.

Then, using Synaptic, you should be able to find and install the nVidia driver... easy as that!

I found that instead of just logging in and out of X, I had to reboot my machine for the change to take effect. If all is well, you should see the nVidia splash screen just prior to your login screen.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
No graphical Interface Kensai Arch 3 04-03-2004 09:27 PM
How to exit the graphical interface... TankerKevo Red Hat 7 03-04-2004 09:23 PM
how to get graphical interface? Kensai Slackware 2 02-18-2004 03:31 PM
Graphical Interface pazvant Red Hat 1 11-19-2003 07:49 AM
No Graphical Interface Sciribe Linux - Newbie 2 10-29-2001 12:10 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:47 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration