i saw a new boot loader option 'previous kernel suse 10' how do i remove it?
Well, most people wouldn't remove it, it doesn't take up much space, and you might want the option to load your old kernel if you have problems with the new one.
If you really
want to remove it from the boot menu, you'll have to edit /boot/grub/menu.lst
, depending on whether you are using grub or lilo as your bootloader.
when i try installing nvidia drivers it says disable xserver how do i achive that
You'll need to make sure you are happy with the basic command line, and an old-fashioned text editor before you do this, or you will be totally lost! Almost all
linux distros come with vi
and it takes only a few minutes to learn how to use vi to insert / delete text in files, and save (or discard) the changes. Make the time to learn basic vi!
Different distros are different, & I do not use suse, so take a look at the file /etc/inittab
. There should be a comment telling you what the "runlevels" are for your distro. Mostly you'll find "0" is halt, "3" is multiuser mode, and "5" is running X.
To kill X, open a proper text terminal (<CTL><ALT><F1>), login as yourself and then use su
to become root so you can switch to runlevel 3 like this:
X will be killed. Install the nvidia stuff according to the instructions. (Remember, you are root, be careful!)
Exit from being root like this:
And now try to start your X server like this:
All should be well, or you will see some error messages. Your X session will be on the terminal at <CTL><ALT><F7>, and your text terminal will still be at <CTL><ALT><F1>. You can switch between them, or even open another text terminal with <CTL><ALT><F2>
When you next reboot, you should find yourself with X running properly.
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