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Old 09-30-2003, 12:37 PM   #1
blegit
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Returning to graphic interface


Hi, I wanted to install the nvidia drivers on my Mandrake 9.1 OS.
I kept getting an error saying to turn off x-windows before installing. What I did and it might have been a mistake is turned off the GUI on startup. So now when I boot my linux I'm in text mode and even there I'm not able to install the nvidia drivers.

I just want to know how to switch back to the GUI mode and if anyone could help me with the drivers I would be happy.

P.S. I installed the nforce2 nvidia drivers without a hitch and I was expecting the same for the graphic drivers but I guess not.

Thx in advance



athlon Barton 3000+
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Onboard Sound
Onboard Lan
 
Old 09-30-2003, 12:56 PM   #2
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athlon Barton 3000+
2*256 DDR 400 Ram
Geforce 3 ti200
2*40 gig IBM Hardrives
Onboard Sound
Onboard Lan
Ummm... Maybe you better just pack the box up and send it to me. Unfortunately, that beats anything I have.

Not sure if you took that standard route to stop booting to X, but normally you edit the /etc/inittab...
Code:
# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
#   0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#   1 - Single user mode
#   2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
#   3 - Full multiuser mode
#   4 - unused
#   5 - X11
#   6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#
id:3:initdefault:
Change the number in the last line to set which runlevel you want... 5 for the X GUI.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 01:03 PM   #3
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hey ranger_nemo

I'm very new to this and I'm not understanding what your telling me to do. Can you explaint it to me in more detail?

Thx
 
Old 09-30-2003, 01:49 PM   #4
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How do you edit a file?
 
Old 09-30-2003, 02:32 PM   #5
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for simple editing, I prefer 'vi' or 'vim'

at the prompt:

vim "filename"

or in your case(with root access):

vim /etc/inittab

If you've never used it before, I'd suggest reading a tutorial to get you started.

Of course there are a plethora of graphic text editors out there, any of which would work too.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 04:26 PM   #6
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Hi, yes I have used vi before and made the modifications to return to a graphic interface. Now I would like to install the nvidia drivers.

Thx for the help guys by the way.

I have to find out how to turn off X windows or Xserver
could anybody help?
 
Old 09-30-2003, 06:37 PM   #7
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Hi, Just to add to my last post..

My linux is extremely slow. Are their any tips to speed things up a little? Will installing videi card drivers do the trick?

Thx
 
Old 10-01-2003, 09:18 AM   #8
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I have to find out how to turn off X windows or Xserver
That's exactly what you did by changing to run level 3. the GUI (including the login screen) is all part of X.
 
  


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