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Old 07-01-2006, 11:08 AM   #1
diogobaeder
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"init 3" freezes while checking "lm_sensors"


Hi there, guys,

I'm trying to install the updated NVIDIA drivers on my Fedora Core 5, and, when I try to get to runlevel 3 ("init 3"), it just stops there, showing as the last line: "lm_sensors [OK]". But it just doesn't offer me the prompt to install the drivers, and I need to install them outside the X server.

Can someone help me to figure it out? How can I get to runlevel 3? Is there any other way, maybe rebooting directly to RL3?

Thanks a lot!

Diogo Baeder
 
Old 07-01-2006, 04:21 PM   #2
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You will not like this (Mr. Obvious type) answer but all you have to do is just press the 'Enter' key once.

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Old 07-02-2006, 10:07 PM   #3
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Hi there, Lenard!

Yeah, you're right, it works sometimes, but not always. Sometimes I'm just able to do a Ctrl+Alt+Del, to reboot... I tried to return to runlevel 5, but the prompt doesn't show and the commands I type (without seing what's being typed) just don't work.

It happens after the [OK] checking of the "lm_sensors". Any other idea of what's happening?

Anyway, thanks a lot for the reply, Lenard!
 
Old 07-03-2006, 06:51 AM   #4
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Well you can always (as you asked) boot into runlevel 3..........

When the grub splash screen is displayed press any key

Select the Linux boot choice and press the 'e' key

Select the kernel line and press the 'e' key again

At the end of the line add a space followed by the number three (3)

When done press the 'Enter' key followed by the 'b' key
 
Old 07-03-2006, 07:12 AM   #5
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Mmmmmmm... and is it going to be a definitive change in booting? Or is it just an alternative booting, without changing the menu file?

Thanks a lot, Lenard! I´m sure this is going to help me hugelly!

Farewell, my friend!
 
Old 07-03-2006, 08:40 AM   #6
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This is temporary change, it will happen only once for that boot with no changes to the menu.
 
  


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