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everytime i run the package in the terminla i get this error--nvidia-installer: Error opening log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for writing (Permission denied); disabling logging.
Distribution: Fedora Core 1 & WinXP Pro & Gentoo 1.4 & Arch Linux
If you're looking at the GUI (graphical screen) then do the following:
1) hit CTRL+ALT+F2
2) type "init 3" -without the quotes
3) type root
4) type your root password (setup at installation time)
5) go to the dirctory where the file you are trying to run is located and run.
PS: don't worry, I'm a newbie too and it just takes some getting used to so don't be afraid to ask questions.
You can also edit the /etc/inittab file, by typing: vi /etc/inittab
You have to be root to save the file, so su - to root first.
Find the line:
and change the 5 to a 3, then save and reboot.
So step by step you would do something like this:
[admin@localhost admin]$ su -
[root@localhost root]# vi /etc/inittab
(/etc/inittab file opens up)
Find the line "id:5:initdefault:" (without the quotes)
Press 'i' to enter into insert mode
Change the 5 to a 3
Press escape to exit insert mode
Type: :wq (colon w q) then hit enter to save the file and exit vi
Type: "shutdown -r now" (without the quotes) to reboot the machine
When it boots back up, it wont' boot into the GUI, so just log in, su - to root again, and run the file you're trying to install.
After you're done edit the /etc/inittab file again (change the 3 back to a 5) so that you're booting back to the GUI.