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Old 05-27-2003, 06:32 PM   #1
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exit X ?


On installing the Nvidia drivers it says to exit X *KDE or w/e* but how do i do it ?

OS: Mandrake 9.1

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Old 05-27-2003, 06:33 PM   #2
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Change your runlevel from 5 to 3 normally. See /etc/inittab
 
Old 05-27-2003, 06:36 PM   #3
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huh

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Old 05-27-2003, 06:41 PM   #4
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Could you explane in n00b terms lol
 
Old 05-27-2003, 06:43 PM   #5
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I think it just wants you to restart X. Try doing Control+Alt+BackSpace
 
Old 05-27-2003, 06:44 PM   #6
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Change the line that reads:
id:5:initdefault:
to:
id:3:initdefault:
and then reboot your pc.
Another way may be to use telinit 3 from a command line as root, use Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get to this. I know the first way works.
With Mdk9.1 it didnt even have to compile anything for nVidia, it takes just a min to reboot, install, change the X config, and get back to gui

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Old 05-27-2003, 06:48 PM   #7
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Thanks i will give it a try
 
Old 05-27-2003, 06:51 PM   #8
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You might want to brush up on using something like vim to edit the config file from a command line.
vim thefilepathandname
Maybe press Insert to edit
Maybe press Escape to stop editing
Type :wq to tell vim to write the changes and quit.

You can see I use the CLI a lot
 
Old 05-27-2003, 07:02 PM   #9
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lol

Ok this is what i did and this is what happend

Hit Ctrl+Alt+F1

enterd the mode u said it would
enterd user name and pass
typed su to get to root
did cd to change to the dir with the driver file
then ran it with sh filenameblah.run and got this


ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before
installing. For further details, please see the section INSTALLING
THE NVIDIA DRIVER in the README available on the Linux driver
download page at www.nvidia.com.

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Old 05-27-2003, 07:40 PM   #10
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just go to konsole / xterm and type "init 3" to go to console mode, init 5 to x server mode, init 6 to reboot, init 1 to shutdown
 
Old 05-27-2003, 08:16 PM   #11
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Thanks that seemd to work lol

went to Konsone typed xterm another window poped up so did init 3 went to root selected the installer ran it and rebooted with the init 6

Right now i gotta edit a file lol

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Old 06-01-2003, 08:04 PM   #12
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glad that it worked. you can also use
Code:
halt
or
Code:
reboot
to shutdown or reboot
 
  


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