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Old 08-24-2007, 09:06 PM   #1
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Go into runlevel 3 after a runlevel 4 crash


Whenever I update my kernel, I have to reinstall the nvidia module, and sometimes it won't take, or I just forget. So when I try to start up on 4, it will crash, then just hang.

So how can I go into a mode that will let me reinstall the module?

Actually, is there a way to keep the nvidia kernel module after I update the kernel?

I used to just have a default runlevel off, so it would ask me what level I want to go in, but that got really old.


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Easiest is to boot into single user mode - append a "1" to the kernel boot line just for that boot. Easy to do in grub, but last I looked Pat still ships lilo; I can't help you there as I never use it.
Some distros have a "recovery" boot selection which does basically this - again I don't know if Pat implements this as I haven't looked at Slack in a good while.

When you're done, "init 4" or reboot.
I would doubt you can "carry forward" the module - you'll probably get version magics mismatch, and the insmod will fail.


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