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Old 11-10-2004, 01:21 PM   #1
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How to uninstall the existing driver?


Hi everyone,
I want to kill the existing graphic card/video card driver that is installed when I first install the OS.
How do I exit the X server and set my default run level boot to a
vga console and not boot directly into X ?

Thanks
 
Old 11-10-2004, 01:27 PM   #2
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Edit /etc/inittab to change your default runlevel.
 
Old 11-10-2004, 01:29 PM   #3
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Thank you, and how do I uninstall the existing video card driver? sorry I am a newbie.
 
Old 11-10-2004, 01:33 PM   #4
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to unload a module, as root type -

#rmmod <module name>

if youu need to see a list of modules so that you can see what the video driver module is called, type -

#lsmod (list modules)

and finally, for the sake of completeness, to load a module, type -

#modprobe <module name>
 
Old 11-10-2004, 01:51 PM   #5
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Thank you =)
so the last step #modprobe <module name> is just to make sure it's gone completely, right?
 
Old 11-10-2004, 02:00 PM   #6
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hi,

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so the last step #modprobe <module name> is just to make sure it's gone completely, right?
No, sorry, I was getting ahead of things - modprobe installs modules (drivers); so if for example you wanted to reload your video driver after unloading it, you'd use modprobe.
 
Old 11-10-2004, 02:08 PM   #7
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ic....that's really good to know. Thanks one more time.
 
  


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