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Old 06-30-2003, 12:52 AM   #1
ironz
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problem..installing nvidia drivers


hi, i'm very noob in redhat linux 9.

when i install nvidia drivers 43.63 they gave me an error:

ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before
installing. For further details, please see the section INSTALLING
THE NVIDIA DRIVER in the README available on the Linux driver


How i can exit X server???

thx
 
Old 06-30-2003, 12:54 AM   #2
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Type:
CTRL ALT F2
Login as root and type:
telinit 3
After you are done, to get back to a gui type:
telinit 5

HTH

Cool
 
Old 06-30-2003, 01:50 AM   #3
ironz
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well they gave me a error : unknow kernel version!!

i have the latest realease of redhat linux 9.0 and the lastest patch & update.
 
Old 06-30-2003, 01:59 AM   #4
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That's why it's unknown, it's all patched up.

No biggie, it should have also given you the choice for them to download and compile against a version on their server, just use that, it should work just fine.

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Old 06-30-2003, 03:26 AM   #5
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type rpm -qa |grep kernel

ýt wýll tell you something like kernel-2.4.20-9 you should get the drýver for this kernel number from nvidia driver site
 
Old 07-01-2003, 12:15 AM   #6
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Sorry to pour water on your fire, but, I'm in the same boat as our friend who started this thread, and when the install script gives you the option of going back to nVidia's site to download a driver appropriate to the rev of the O/S, but, guess what?
One does not exist. nVidia can't really be expected to keep up with every kernel patch with a separate driver compiled for each.

Then it gives the option of compiling a driver on your machine but it requires the matching kernel-source RPM. But hey,
Go to redhat.com and all your going to find is the source for
the initial realease of RH 9... Go straight to jail, do pass Go, do not collect $200. No good for those of us who heed RedHat's recommendation to keep your kernel patched up for security bug fixes.
So here I sit with this new nVidia FX 5200 and no X.
So what's a fella to do? Take it back to the store and buy what?
Bummed out,
Doug
 
  


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