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Old 08-06-2004, 04:23 PM   #1
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runlevel 3 problems


when i run 'init 3', my screen gets filled with rubbish!
i need to go to runlevel 3 to update my nvidia drivers...

can anybody help?
 
Old 08-06-2004, 04:31 PM   #2
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have you tried to press CTRL + ALT + F1 to go to an text terminal and then run : init 3 ... ??
 
Old 08-06-2004, 05:53 PM   #3
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when i try that, the same thing happens...the screen gets filled with rubbish (lots and lots of white/green/blue etc squares)
 
Old 08-06-2004, 09:14 PM   #4
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Try to reboot directly into runlevel 3 -- edit your /etc/inittab, and look for a line that says:

id:5:initdefault:

and change it to:

id:3:initdefault:

and then reboot. When you rebooy, X will not start and you can do what you need to do from runlevel 3. Change the line back to as it was before to make the system boot to runlevel 5 again (you can start X from runlevel 3 by typing 'startx').
 
Old 08-07-2004, 12:13 AM   #5
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i already knew that, but it is just a workaround, not a solution. i believe that i have heard about ppl with geforce gfx cards that has had this problem before, and am hoping for a more permanent solution. thanks anyway
 
  


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