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Old 05-21-2004, 11:02 PM   #1
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installing NVidia GeForce FX driver on Redhat 9.1

i need some assistance on what to type in in the terminal for installing this driver i got.
it sais that i need to shut down the x server, buut i don't know what to do to shut down the x server. from there it should be self explanitory.
Old 05-21-2004, 11:20 PM   #2
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su -l (root password)
telinit 3 (should send you to run level 3 which is multi user no x.)
Old 05-22-2004, 08:19 AM   #3
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um that didn't exactly work... i got into root by su root, and telinit did not work..
any other suggestions?
Old 05-22-2004, 12:26 PM   #4
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Hi parannah,

You could simply kill the login manager that your using to login. Close all applications that you are using then kill the login manger that your using, for example, as root type:

killall kdm

If your using KDE [kdm is it's login manager] it will kill xwindows and boot you to a console login manager. Login as root and install the NVidia drivers. Then run kdm to start your kde login session and log into your regular user account.

I think if your using gnome it will be killall gdm-binary

Hope it helps,

Old 06-07-2004, 04:02 PM   #5
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i put in killall kdm and it said kdm no processes killed, and i tried the other 1, and it just restarted the x-server.
im stumped again

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Old 06-07-2004, 06:30 PM   #6
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/sbin/init 3
vi /etc/X11/XF86Config #or xorg.conf


Load "dri"

make sure glx is loaded.

change video driver from "nv" to "nvidia"

exit and save

/sbin/init 5
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from a command prompt type:

init3 .. or init 3 and that will get you to where you need to be


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