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Old 01-09-2004, 01:52 PM   #1
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Installing NVIDIA Drivers


i got the driver to install, but i cant seem to edit the x86config file.. i can open it by just double clicking the icon or right clicking and selecting gedit or one of the other programs, but i cant type anything in it or change it at all.. any ideas?

ive got the icon with the keys in the lower right hand corner if that means anything... also im using redhat 9.0
 
Old 01-09-2004, 01:54 PM   #2
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It would probly be better to do it from the command line. just type vi <filename> to open it in the shell text editor.
 
Old 01-09-2004, 01:57 PM   #3
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also, make sure you have the permissions to write to the file using chmod. Im not sure if you can even edit the x86config file with x running. You might have to boot into text mode to do this. At least thats what I was in when I installed my nvidia drivers.
 
Old 01-09-2004, 01:59 PM   #4
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sweet that worked!
 
Old 01-09-2004, 02:03 PM   #5
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once i edit it, how do i save it?
 
Old 01-09-2004, 02:13 PM   #6
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sorry to keep you waiting.....here is a link to the manual on how to use and save using vi......http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...-docs-txt.html
 
Old 01-09-2004, 02:14 PM   #7
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the keystrokes can be found here in this tutorial on nvidia drivers
using vi to edit your config
 
Old 01-09-2004, 04:38 PM   #8
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Run gedit as root
 
Old 01-09-2004, 05:57 PM   #9
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lol.....well, it looks like someone found the simple answer. I guess it goes to show you that the same thing can be accomplished many different ways in linux .
 
  


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