to get started, there are 6 kinds of runlevels, now you are running level 5.
Linux works with these levels,if your on runlevel 3 no graphical user interface will start but just shell (DOS). Never switch to runlevel 6, that means reboot, so while starting up it will reboot etc. for installing the drivers we need to go to runlevel 3, this is the shell modus.
How to do this:
Linux can work with different kind of users, some users have got more rights than others. The user with the most rights is Talented mister ROOT
we like mister ROOT, but we don't abuse mister ROOT
. we only use mister ROOT when it is necessary.
Mister ROOT is now nessesary, so log in as ROOT in your console. How? open console, type: su and password. now the $ becomes a # (# is mister ROOT his private logo)
Now as root (which is like this: '#' this in console) we can change some system files. be sure there is a # and not a $. If there is a $ type: su and password.
#> kwrite /etc/inittab (kwrite is the program to open /etc/inittab)
now the kwrite is opening the inittab file. this file contains info about the runlevel.
change the 5 into 3. no more no less.
now you need to know where your nvidia file is. take it easy, put it in you home dir. so in:
now reboot your system.
now it is booting in non graphical modes.
your shell brings you automatically in your /home/yourname folder.
you can check it by:
ls means list all files and folders except invisible.
well do you see your NVIDIAblablabla.run already?
from now on just do what the README on nvidia.com tells you to do.
Good luck. All this info is already written somewhere, so don't keep on questioning and questioning, search first. THNX
GOOD LUCK, you feel like a linux master if you can do this. Don't give up.
ps. it is easy to print this before starting.
ps. to go to your graphical modus again just type
and here you can change the runleven back to 5)
ps. You need to have the following packege installed: KERNEL-DEVELOPMENT. DO THIS BEFORE YOU START THE WHOLE SENARIO.