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I don't understand this, the nvidia drivers has never caused me any problems (except for when I didn't do as the installation notes told me :-) ). Suggestions/questions:
- Are you sure you run the install script with X completely dead?
- Try scrolling (I mean *read* hehe) through the entire license agreement before you accept. One time I didn't the driver didn't work either (this is far fetched though!).
- Assuming you use a newer version of X, be sure to edit /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 not /etc/X11/XF86Config !
- <ctrl> + <alt> + <backspace> kills X, no questions asked (it probably restarts itself instantly though)
- Emacs is VERY nice to edit files (ex. /etc/X11/XF86Config-4) when X is down. Just be sure to learn the basic keyboard shortcuts first!!!! - Note most commands are combinations like: first hit ctrl-x then ctrl-c :
ctrl-x ctrl-c : Exit emacs
ctrl-x ctrl-s : save
ctrl-x ctrl-f : open
ctrl-x ctrl-w : save as
ctrl-s : seach
ctrl-g : abort the command sequence you are typing
This is strange. I definitely has the new version of X, that'll be XFree86-4.3.0-2, but as far as I know all the new versions of X (versions > 4, hence the '-4')) should by convention use the XF86Config-4. If you really don't have this file its quite strange to me.
I will have to think a little about this - if any one else doesn't have any ideas.