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Old 07-09-2004, 08:48 AM   #1
gadams33
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Half installed RPM won't uninstall


Linux newbie here. Just installed Fedora C2 w/ no problem. I d/led the drivers for my video card (On-board Intel 845) and tried to install while I was in XWindows. This didn't go so well. I installed the rpm w/ "rpm -Uvh <filename>" which returned that I must install the drivers outside of Xwindows and that I will need to run rpm -e to uninstall. No prob. Well, maybe. The intel drivers do not show up in my rpm list (rpm -qa) and when I go to install it again, it tell me that it must be uninstalled first.

Where could Fedora be hanging onto the information that this rpm may be installed? I tried all sorts of rpm -e commands, to no avail.

On a similar note: how can I stop my machine from loading xwindows? I have to install the drivers from a regular shell, but can't stop KDE or GNOME from loading.

Thanks,
Dan
 
Old 07-09-2004, 08:58 AM   #2
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You can exit Xwindow just by loging out of kde. Also, you can set your default environment to level 3 (full multiuser with network), instead of level 5 (with X).
Regarding rpm, try to rebuild the db.
rpm -rebuilddb (I guess. Check it with man rpm)
 
Old 07-09-2004, 10:18 AM   #3
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On a similar note: how can I stop my machine from loading xwindows? I have to install the drivers from a regular shell, but can't stop KDE or GNOME from loading.
In the file /etc/inittab you will find a line like:

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:5:initdefault:

edit the line to read id:3:initdefault: and after next reboot the computer will start at a command line interface (CLI).

HTH,
mark

I just noticed the
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Linux newbie here....
part so I should probably elaborate bit more

After you get the driver installed you will need to re-edit the inittab file back to id:5:initdefault: to get a graphical login on boot., if you are OK with any of the CLI text editors it will be easy but if not the best way to go might be a to use the graphical login first to start a session other that Gnome when you log in.

IIRC when i used FC1 there was an option at login to choose another "session" and one of those was a CLI, sorry for the waffle

mark

Last edited by slackist; 07-09-2004 at 10:30 AM.
 
Old 07-09-2004, 10:22 AM   #4
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Thanks for the tips. I have tried the rpm -rebuilddb route, to no avail.
I'll try all of this outside of xwindows, now that I know how to get out.
Dan
 
  


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