engy: My problem is that I want to install the latest nVidia graphics drivers but I can't because of permissions, and running X.
1) Linux NEWB (bigtime) ... I don't know ANY of the console commands, but I know I should. Anyone suggest where I should go for that?
2) Running Mandrake Community 10.0
3) GUI = KDE (love it ... LOVE it!!!)
4) I have dual-boot w/ w2kpro on another drive. Lilo is my boot manager.
5) Originally I was installed with the "higher" security setting, am trying the "standard" now ... it's more idiot-proof, but doesn't give me the same freedom. I will be switching back.
So here's the scenario. I log into KDE under my regular username (henceforth referred to as 'mike'). I download the Linux32 drivers for my GeForce FX5600XT (not a bad card, good price to performance ratio) and put them in my /home directory. I run [sh programname.run] (yes, it's a .run file). It tells me I must be in root.
I logout and back into KDE using the username root and the appropriate password. I run the console and run the [sh programname.run]. It checks integrity, prepares to install, and stops with a message that I cannot be running X (um, it was X 'something' but I cannot remember what, though I assume it is referring to the GUI.)
I reboot and start using ANY of the console boots. Now I cannot log in as root. Only as mike. And mike doesn't have permission to run that driver installer.
What must I do? Any suggestions on where to go to learn how to be a linux/mandrake guru?
PS. Sorry this was so long, but I want to make sure I am totally clear.
Thanks for your help.