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I am a complete newbie to linux. I am trying to play some of the games that come with suse but I need to update the driver. I haven't a clue on how to do that. I downloaded the drivers for it wich were
how do i start
It says in the instructions to exit X Server..how do i do that?
and set your default run level to boot to console and no start X..how do i do that?
P.S. I installed Linux yesterday and its my first time using it.
I use a geforce2 mx 200
ok, first make a note of the directory that the drivers are in, then open a terminal with root permisions ->system->terminals->root x-term. enter roots password, then enter init3 . it will give you another login prompt, login as root again, then cd /to/the/location/of/the/nvidia/drivers
once there enter rpm -ivh NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123.suse81.i586.rpm when its done installing enter rpm -ivh NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-3123.suse81.i586.rpm when done enter ldconfig then reboot by entering reboot. you may have to alter your xf86config file, the nvidia readme has more info on that.
edit: thats init 3, duh... my brain can't keep up with my fingers
i figured that out but when i tried installing
rpm -ivh NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-3123.suse81.i586.rpm it gave me this
file /usr/X11R6/bin/switch2nvidia_glx from install of NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-3123 conflicts with file from package NVIDIA_GLX-0.8-293
file /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.0 from install of NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-3123 conflicts with file from package NVIDIA_GLX-0.8-293