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Old 07-18-2003, 06:56 PM   #1
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installing NVIDIA drivers for Geforce 4 and Redhat 9.0


OK, I'm a n00b to linux. I know how to do shell commands, etc and how to follow NVIDIA's readme file for the driver.

My problem: How do I boot into Redhat linux 9.0 without it loading into X? The driver install program won't let me run it unless I'm not in X. The probelm is that I don't know how to shut down X. I even tried to alt F1 into a text screen, but X was still running.

I tried to search for this answer, but I guess it's too easy and obvious for most linux users!
 
Old 07-18-2003, 07:17 PM   #2
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Hrmm.... Redhat. Does it have an option to boot into safe mode? I'm running SuSe and that worked. good luck with your 3d adventures
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Old 07-18-2003, 07:29 PM   #3
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press ctrl-alt-f1

login as root
then type:

telinit 1

once it's finished going to runlevel one it will ask you to log in again
login as root

then type:

sh /path/to/installer/NVIDIA-linux-x86-1.0-4363.run

after installer finishes edit your XF86Config or XF86Config-4 file (depends on your distro)

then type:

telinit 5

now you should be back in X on redhat with your new drivers working. if 3d work initially but then stops working for your users after while then you have to edit the console.perms file. it's in a subdirectory off of /etc to comment out references to nvidia and nvctrl and the change the nvidia driver permissions back to normal in /dev

Good luck to you
 
Old 07-18-2003, 09:04 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by grym
press ctrl-alt-f1

login as root
then type:

telinit 1

once it's finished going to runlevel one it will ask you to log in again
login as root

then type:

sh /path/to/installer/NVIDIA-linux-x86-1.0-4363.run

after installer finishes edit your XF86Config or XF86Config-4 file (depends on your distro)

then type:

telinit 5

now you should be back in X on redhat with your new drivers working. if 3d work initially but then stops working for your users after while then you have to edit the console.perms file. it's in a subdirectory off of /etc to comment out references to nvidia and nvctrl and the change the nvidia driver permissions back to normal in /dev

Good luck to you
Thanx dude, I'll give it a shot. Here goes nothing!!!!
 
Old 07-18-2003, 09:22 PM   #5
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Okay, it worked! I am typing this on a hardware accelerated X server.
Good instructions!! They should put that in the NVIDIA readme.txt!

 
Old 07-18-2003, 10:37 PM   #6
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glad i could be of help.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 05:00 PM   #7
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I can't get mine working. I have Slackware and I don't know which kernel thing to get.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 08:06 PM   #8
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If you have a x86 pentium or athlon use the one on this page

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-4363.html
 
  


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