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Old 01-10-2008, 11:05 PM   #1
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how to exit x server


I have been looking around and found some info on how to exit x server but i still keep getting into problems

First my problem

I am trying to install Nivida I have downloaded the file but when I do the sh (filename) it gives me this (you need to exit x server)

ok one person says to vi /etc/inittab and to change the runlevel to 3 and after i install the stuff to change it back to 5

the problem is I can not see any thing there that says runlevel 5

Code:
etc/inittab: init(8) configuration.
# $Id: inittab,v 1.91 2002/01/25 13:35:21 miquels Exp $

# The default runlevel.
id:2:initdefault:

# Boot-time system configuration/initialization script.
# This is run first except when booting in emergency (-b) mode.
si::sysinit:/etc/init.d/rcS

# What to do in single-user mode.
~~:S:wait:/sbin/sulogin

# /etc/init.d executes the S and K scripts upon change
# of runlevel.
#
# Runlevel 0 is halt.
# Runlevel 1 is single-user.
# Runlevels 2-5 are multi-user.
# Runlevel 6 is reboot.

l0:0:wait:/etc/init.d/rc 0
l1:1:wait:/etc/init.d/rc 1
"/etc/inittab" 69 lines, 2008 characters
ok if it is there i do not see it

some one else said to do this

CTRL+ALT+F1 problem is i still get the same err message even when I type
telinit 3

and at times it does nothing and at times it ask for the root pass and then i am in my username code eg

omeg~9#>

and i cant even get directory or the installation done

i try cd /home/myname/desktop/downloads (enter)
and nothing happens

Bascialy what i need is to exit x server to install the program
How do I do it?

Thank you
 
Old 01-11-2008, 12:36 AM   #2
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Quote:
id:2:initdefault:
change the 2 to 3 and then logout or reboot..


After doing the needful, type startx to start the XServer
 
Old 01-11-2008, 12:44 AM   #3
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Phoenix_wolf-

The advice given by 'zeeshanhayat' is correct. How your run-level became set to a '2' is interesting.

Once you have installed the nvidia driver and verified that X11 works (per zeeshanhayat's advice), restore the init-level in the /etc/inittab to level 5. In other words, when all is done, ensure that you see:

Code:
# The default runlevel.
id:5:initdefault:
Afterwards, each time you reboot, your system will launch X11, and hence, your window manager (Gnome, KDE, or ?).
 
Old 01-11-2008, 01:33 AM   #4
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On Debian there is not need to tinker with runlevels in order to shutdown X. You can do
Code:
#/etc/init.d/gdm stop
Substitute gdm with kdm, xdm or whatever login manager you prefer. Once you have installed the drivers, you can restart X by doing
Code:
#/etc/init.d/gdm start
 
Old 01-11-2008, 01:48 AM   #5
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Yep, that'll work too.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 02:42 AM   #6
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ok got it up on runing but came up on another problem


Code:
Error: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the current running kernel. Please make 
sure you have installed the kernel source files for your kernel and that they are properly 
configured; on RED Hat lunux system, for example be sure you have the "kernel-source or 
kernel-devel" RPM installed. if you know the correct kernel source files are 
installed you may specify the kernel source path 
'--kernel-source-path' command line

ok i thought the kerenel was installed at first (i have no idea what it wants me to do (pluse i am using debian so i cant use rpm files)

what do i need to do to get the kernel

befor it give me this it aske if i want to download the kernel package from neivida website but it does not find it.

Last edited by phoenix_wolf; 01-11-2008 at 03:23 AM.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 06:30 AM   #7
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You already have the kernel installed. What the error message is saying is that you do not have the kernel source installed. You can use apt, aptitude or synaptic to install the kernel source that matches the version of the kernel you are running (you can find this out by doing "uname -r".
 
Old 01-11-2008, 06:32 AM   #8
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The kernel's installed, but that doesn't mean the kernel's source is installed. Google for using apt-get to get the kernel source. I use an RPM distro, so I can't tell you how it's done with apt.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 10:35 AM   #9
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Is this not the command?

Code:
$ sudo apt-get install kernel-devel
 
Old 01-11-2008, 12:41 PM   #10
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ok I did uname -r and it showed
2.6.18-5-amd64

but I can't seem to find the source what do i do next i tried
apt-get install 2.6.18-5-amd64
apt-get install kernel-source-2.6.18-5-amd64
I aslo did the
apt-get install kernel-devel

but nothing
 
Old 01-11-2008, 12:46 PM   #11
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Try
Code:
#apt-get install kernel-source
 
Old 01-11-2008, 12:53 PM   #12
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yea i did that also here is what it says

Code:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Package kernel-source is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package kernel-source has no installation candidate
 
Old 01-11-2008, 12:56 PM   #13
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Do you have a GUI to access your package manager (Synaptic, Adept, whatever)?
Use that to search for your your distro calls the appropriate kernel-headers.
The command for me (kubuntu) is apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.15-29-386

Edit: you can't just apt-get install kernel-source you need to say which kernel-source and you need the headers! /Edit

Last edited by tredegar; 01-11-2008 at 01:00 PM.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 12:58 PM   #14
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1 thing to note I had to do the noapic installation) if that makes a dif.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 01:06 PM   #15
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ok i did a serch for kernel headers in synaptic it shows

kernel-package 10.067 installed
linux-kernel-headers 2.6.18-7 installed
rt2400-source not installed
rt2500-source not installed
rt2570-source not installed
rt2x00-source not installed
but all of the (not installed are wirless network drivers)
 
  


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