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Old 05-11-2003, 10:50 PM   #1
masand
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nvidia driver


i am having a problem in installing nvidia driver
it gives this error that shutdown xserver first to cotinue installation
how to shutdown x server help
also it does not finds the kernel header files
 
Old 05-11-2003, 11:07 PM   #2
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You didn't mention your distro, so answers are general.

Install the kernel source and kernel headers.

Did you install the developmental packages if you choose to use source code?

Edit your /etc/inittab and use the number in the comments for the default that corresponds to "Full multiuser mode". You will boot into command line then and you can start your X session with startx.

# Configuring X
Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO - video cards
The Linux XFree86 HOWTO
Common X configuring tools:
Redhat 7.3 down - the setup utility leads to several config tools
Redhat 7.3 up - redhat-config-xfree86
Debian - dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
You may have these tools:
XF86Setup
XFree86 -configure
Xconfigurator
xf86cfg
xf86config
xconf
nVidia Driver Installation NHF
nVidia driver page
 
Old 05-11-2003, 11:12 PM   #3
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from a root prompt type init 3, that will drop you to runlevel 3, cd /to/where/your/nvidiascript/is and run it. the readme will have instructions if it's the .run script just type
sh completefilename.run , once done type init 5, that will restart the xserver
 
  


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