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Old 07-24-2005, 09:25 PM   #1
Hornswoggler
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How do I boot to console? FC4


Hi!

I am trying to update my nvidia graphics drivers on Fedora core 4.

When I run it from a terminal within xwindows, it says I cannot do that.

I have rebooted and looked for command-line-only options, but see nothing.

How can I reboot into command line mode so I can update my drivers?

TIA!
 
Old 07-24-2005, 09:33 PM   #2
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After you've booted, type CTRL+ALT+F1 to get to a text console, then login as root. Tupe "init 3" at the command prompt" to go down to runlevel 3 (non-GUI mode) and run the NVidia installer. Then type "init 5 to return to runlevel 5.

You can also edit /etc/inittab, but that requires rebooting -- use the forum search for more details, this has been discussed many times here.
 
  


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