Originally Posted by kikuta
I'm also trying to install my nvidia driver for my 8800GT. It's telling me to exit X server. I did that by pressing CTRL+ALT+F6 and typed in "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop", but it came up with a message saying command not found. This is all on KDE btw.
It seems like you're used to using Ubuntu or something similar ... Slackware is a little different, but once you get used to it you never want to go back to anything else.
Anyway, if you're running a stock slackware and haven't gone through the effort to install some form of Gnome, then you don't have gdm installed on your system ... chances are it's either kdm or xdm that you are running. If you can't get at it any other way, then do the following rather than your "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm" ... login as root and
It's not gentle, but it gets the job done. Just make sure you save any work you were doing in X before you hit CTRL+ALT+F6.
By default, slackware has a pretty empty /etc/sudoers file compared to what distros like ubuntu will give you. You may have to configure it by hand to get it to work the way you're used to.
Slackware doesn't put much into the /etc/init.d directory. Most of the startup scripts go in /etc/rc.d. But even these are just startup scripts ... no actual binaries.
Finally, once you do get the nvidia driver installed, it usually asks to adjust your xorg.conf file for you ... your other problems might just go away if you're lucky