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Old 05-19-2003, 10:54 AM   #1
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open gl help


ok let me know if this is a stupid question.

i am trying to install open gl drivers for my gforce 4 440 mx
(got the drivers of the nvidia site)

but when i try to run it it says x is still running and for the life of me i dont know how to boot into a command prompt only mode
in running redhat 9.(or any other red hat for that mater)
 
Old 05-19-2003, 11:03 AM   #2
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open a console, type "init 3" and log out of X, or just "zap" it with ctrl alt backspace
 
Old 05-19-2003, 12:15 PM   #3
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you have to be in terminal(init level 3) to install drivers... and dont forget to edit your XF86config.....

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Old 05-20-2003, 08:55 AM   #4
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thanks but how do you do that??
edit the xf86config that is.
 
Old 05-20-2003, 09:01 AM   #5
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vi /etc/X11/XF86Config and follow instructions from nvidia (yes, you can find them on www.nvidia.com )
 
Old 05-20-2003, 11:19 AM   #6
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or you can:

su root
gedit /etc/X11/XF86Config
 
Old 05-20-2003, 11:47 AM   #7
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The easiest way is to:

1) Log out
2) Press ctrl-alt-f1
3) log in as root from the text login screen
4) Run /sbin/init 3
5) Run the installer
6) Run /sbin/init 5 (don't worry about logging out from text mode)
7) Login at the GUI login screen
8) Use the "Display" config applet in the menu to change driver from "nv" to "nvidia".
9) Log out and back in again.
10) You should see the nVidia logo before the login screen appears from now on, that lets you know you're using their drivers.
 
Old 05-20-2003, 12:04 PM   #8
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I have to commend mhearn for a well explained instructions....
I couldn't have explained it better....
 
Old 05-20-2003, 12:22 PM   #9
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We should consider putting some of these questions that are asked again and again as a sticky thread here. I've seen about 5-6 people in the last fortnight asking this question, and fair enough - it's hardly obvious. 10 steps, even small ones, is still too many for a driver, even though it's easier than it's ever been.
 
  


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