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Old 12-10-2004, 11:37 PM   #1
diefree
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installing NVIDIA drivers


I downloaded the NVIDIA drivers for linux and tried to install them, I got an error saying something about how I was running an X server and needed to close it first??????

Is there some way to get around this?
 
Old 12-10-2004, 11:55 PM   #2
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Edit /etc/inittab

change this line
id:5:initdefault:
to
id:3:initdefault:
go to a shell prompt type su, enter your root password, then type 'init 3' without the ' of course...

then run the install from the bash shell...
You need to read the README file for the driver, there are some minor xorg.conf changes that need to be made... also to launch x windows type 'startx' at the prompt...
Once you get X up and runnning properly change /etc/inittab back to id:5:initdefault: (if you want)

-Ace
 
Old 12-11-2004, 12:13 AM   #3
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