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I am not sure if 64 Studio questions are supposed to be answered here but I believe it is a Dedian Linux Distribution. We do have forums on the 64 website and this is posted there as well.
I am having troubles installing the NVIDIA Graphics driver. I know for the 8000/9000 series cards the driver is a 2D mess. so I switched out a 7950 with a gaming machine I have. I now have a desktop but only at 640x480 61Hz res. I am still very new to Linux, 640x480 is better than a Cmd Line as I don't yet know many of the commands.
I am stuck at the installation, as it requests I shut down the X server and any Open GL apps. The Debian tutorial says to use the: c-a-Backspase keystroke combination to stop the X Server. However, nothing seems to happen with this. Also my CMOS settings are wiped clean each time I shut down the computer power leading me to believe the installation of 64 studio has not completely finished. Upon boot up I am forced to control-d to get my limited desktop. I am stuck here and need someones help. When I try restarting the installation file in root Terminal I get an "You Don't Have Permission to execute this file" error message!
The Debian tutorial says to use the: c-a-Backspase keystroke combination to stop the X Server.
That would mean: CTRL + ALT + Backspace
- it kills the running session - If you have a display manager running - it will probably restart every time you do that.
The letters c + a + Backspace indeed do nothing.
You can shorten your howto, when at boot up just chose to boot into recoverymode, you will be prompt for a root passwd then continue with the rest of your howto. After the driver is installed just type exit and it will continue with a normal boot.
You will not have to do all this
Boot as normal. Do not bother to login.
<CTRL><ALT><F1> to get a terminal login [This will be our root terminal]
Login as yourself
sudo -i to become root.
Stop X with either /etc/init.d/kdm stop if you are running KDE or /etc/init.d/gdm stop if you are running gnome
If your terminal disappears, get back to it with <CTRL><ALT><F1>