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Old 02-11-2005, 12:45 PM   #1
JoMacHo
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Mandrake question


Hi, I'm trying to install my nvidia drivers, but i can't shut down X-server...
If i try to enter in failsafe, it doesn't recoginze my root password.
How do i exit x-server to login as root?
 
Old 02-11-2005, 12:53 PM   #2
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Not a mandrake user but it should work:
Try Alt+CTRL+F1. You'll get a login promt. Login as root and type: init 3
this should kill your X-server. Then if you type init 5 your sever should be running again in
ALT+CTRL+F7 (or maybe F6)
 
Old 02-11-2005, 12:57 PM   #3
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if this doesn't work edit /etc/inittab. You'll find a line like this:
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# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:5:initdefault:
change 5 to 3 and the next time you boot, you'll boot in a text mode.
(in slackware the X11 mode is 4, but i'm pretty sure in mandrake it's 5 like redhat)
 
Old 02-11-2005, 01:10 PM   #4
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In the tutorial section under application/gui, there is a guide of how to install nvidia in mandrake if i remember well.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 12:54 PM   #5
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Ok, thanks.
The Init 3 worked for me just fine
 
  


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