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Old 12-26-2005, 05:21 PM   #1
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Unhappy how do I get NVIDIA display drivers working


I am using Fedora core 4 now, and I can't seem to get some drivers to install correctly. I downloaded the Nforce drivers from the Nvidia website, and they worked fine, but when I try the display drivers it always says "you seem to be running X server. Please close X to continue", I don't know how to close "x server" and the readme on the NVIDIA website won't work. . .

any sugestions?
 
Old 12-26-2005, 05:35 PM   #2
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In a terminal, type init 3. This will drop you to a command line, so if you haven't got a good memory, you should print out the instructions on the Nvidia site first.
 
Old 12-26-2005, 05:54 PM   #3
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If you have selinux enabled, you need to do,
Code:
#init 3
and then
Code:
#setenforce 0
before installing the drivers.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 08:20 PM   #4
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When I go into the terminal and type init 3, it takes my to the command line, but it wont let me type in any commands
 
Old 12-28-2005, 10:59 PM   #5
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modifying /etc/inittab
Quote:
id:3:initdefault:
then rebooting OS and installing the drivers
 
Old 12-28-2005, 11:13 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by xine_luo
modifying /etc/inittab

then rebooting OS and installing the drivers
No need for that. Just press ALT-Fn (where n is any number between 1 and 6) to go to a new terminsl. I reported this as a bug a while ago but its still a problem even in test versions of FC5.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 07:20 PM   #7
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sorry guys, none of these worked, or they would and I just didn't do it right. The ALt-F(1-6) thing was jusy hotkeys, no new terminal. Xine luo, please explain better, I just started with Linux, so I need some more explination.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 07:35 PM   #8
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sorry guys, none of these worked, or they would and I just didn't do it right. The ALt-F(1-6) thing was jusy hotkeys, no new terminal. Xine luo, please explain better, I just started with Linux, so I need some more explination.
You do
Code:
#init 3
Then you will be dropped into a terminal. If it does not respond to any input, do
Code:
ALT-Fn
to go to a different terminal and login as root, then install the drivers and edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Once thats done, do
Code:
#init 5
to get back your gui.
 
Old 12-30-2005, 03:35 AM   #9
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The ALY-F(1-6) worked, and I installed the drivers. I selected yes to the NVIDIA x update thing, but now linux freezes in the boot. I tried to reinstall but the disk got scratched, and by now I think
I'm sick of Fedora so I'm going to install freeBSD and go from there.

-thanks for the help
 
  


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