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Old 09-27-2003, 03:04 AM   #1
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nVidia inside X


This is probably a really stupid question but I need to install nVidia drivers OUTSIDE of the X terminal. I am new and I dont know how to completely exit X and drop back into command line only. I've got to run the install from there.

Someone let me know...
 
Old 09-27-2003, 04:58 AM   #2
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open terminal

su to root

type telinit 3

this throws you out of X and back to a text login prompt
login as root

now you can install the nvidia drivers

when finished (remember to change the "nv" line to "nvidia" in /etc/X11/XF86Config)

still as root

type telinit 5

this will put you back into X

(this is one way, there are others)
 
Old 09-27-2003, 11:12 AM   #3
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Hey thanks for the tip. I got that done w/o a problem.

I actually don't notice a huge difference in the new driver but at least it is done.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 12:11 PM   #4
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it doesn't really make any difference
until you use something that requires 3d acceleration

such as unreal tournament or tux racer
and so on
 
Old 09-28-2003, 02:17 PM   #5
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Originally posted by salparadise
it doesn't really make any difference
until you use something that requires 3d acceleration
It's also apparently necessary if you want to use TV Out -- I've never been able to get a stable TV Out using the nv drivers. (Although if someone knows how to do that -- I'm interested. The nvidia driver is causing stability problems lately...)
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