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Old 12-16-2006, 11:48 AM   #1
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Problem installing nvidia drivers


hello,

Im getting an error when trying to install the latest nvidia drivers. The error is something like "Error: You are running on X server, please shut down X server". Anyone know how i can shut down this "X server"? Im running on Fedora Core 5 (2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp) and trying to install NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9629-pkg1.run

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Old 12-16-2006, 12:02 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ. You need to run the commands "init 3" as root so that X is shutdown. Once the driver has been installed, edit /etc/X11/xorg.config and change your graphics driver to "nvidia" and then do "init 5" to restart X.
 
Old 12-26-2006, 06:03 PM   #3
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Dear reddazz I have the same problem
but when I type init3 Command I just get black screen and no action,
so I must press Alt+Ctrl+Del to restart my system "its out message that is going to init 6"
I tried many time in Gnome and KDE and failsafe but the same .
my OS is RedhatEL4 my VGA is nvidia Geforce4 64 Mbyte
thank you very much
 
Old 12-26-2006, 09:52 PM   #4
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Some Redhat based distros have bugs that cause the system to hang when you try to switch runlevel from the command line. Edit /etc/inittab and change id:5:initdefault: to id:3:initdefault: and restart your computer. It will boot into text mode and you can install the nvidia driver. Once you have installed the driver, edit /etc/X11/xorg.config and change the driver from nv to nvidia. After that edit /etc/inittab and change id:3:initdefault: to id:5:initdefault: and reboot your system. This is not the most efficient way of installing the driver, but hopefully it will work fine for you.
 
Old 12-27-2006, 06:23 PM   #5
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Thank you very much my friend for help
I do the change in inittab; id:3:initdefault:
but after loading services the linux hanging up
so I restart and get in interactive mode
then canceld all service , but the same the system freeze
so I enter with rescue CD and change the driver at
/etc/X11/xorg.config form "nv" to "nvidia" --- I mean that unloading X at startup for the wrong Graphic driver
so I restart and enter text mode and run the nvidia Driver - and its pass the Xserver message --but give me new Error message that say ; kernel didnt load nvidia.ko module
I enter kernel configureation by make menuconfig
and checked for nvidia and DDR support and all ok

please help with ur advices
thank you very much

Last edited by math_1048; 12-27-2006 at 06:25 PM.
 
Old 12-28-2006, 04:22 AM   #6
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When you edit /etc/inittab and change the runlevels, you should reboot the machine, so it should not be hanging on any services. As for the kernel not building the nvidia module, did you install the kernel-devel package before attempting to install the nvidia driver?
 
Old 12-28-2006, 08:28 AM   #7
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kernel-devel package! I didnt install this package , its seems that is my mistake sorry Dear Iam very starter at Linux systems, plz where to get the suitable kernel-devel package for my RHEL4 2.6.9?
Dear many many dependent package are needed for VLC and video programs on RHEL4
may I must change my OS to Fedora or open Suse?
Thank you very much
plz excuse me for my many questions

Last edited by math_1048; 12-28-2006 at 11:19 AM.
 
  


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