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Old 10-12-2007, 05:56 PM   #1
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runlevel 3 - problems?


I am totaly new with Linux (at the Moment using Ubuntu 7.04), so i found it really difficult to do that. So...I found in the Internet how exactly to install Nvidia .run Drivers. After "extracting" the package it said that i have to stop the X. I looked among different Forums and found that i have to run at runlevel 3. So I looked how to change the current runlevel - and found this solution

"su - init 3"

well, no success. I changed the "su" with "sudo" and when i pressed enter nothing happened.
My question is how to run at runlevel 3 in order to install my drvier?
I would be very happy if you could give me a very detailed howto (step by step) because i am a real noob
Thank you in advance!
 
Old 10-12-2007, 06:38 PM   #2
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To shut down X sever you should press Ctrl+Alt+Backspace. Switching to runlevel 3 have nothing to do with X.
 
Old 10-13-2007, 04:40 AM   #3
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Ok. Thanks for the info but than still - how to get into runlevel 3 in order to install the driver?
 
Old 10-13-2007, 04:58 AM   #4
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What they're saying is that it's X server that stops you being able to install the drivers, not the run level

If you really want to do it from run level 3, change the default in /etc/inittab and reboot
 
  


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