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Old 01-29-2004, 10:37 PM   #1
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Starting Suse 9pro without X


So I made the switch to Suse 9pro today and while it's the same in many respects to Mandrake, there are a few things throwing me off.

I'm trying to install my Nvidia driver and I have to do so out of X. But I can't for the life of me figure out how to get out of X. How do I log out of X or set it to reboot into command line?
 
Old 01-29-2004, 10:45 PM   #2
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I don't know how specifically in SuSE 9.0, but in any version you should be able to type "init 3", which should dump you back to textmode.

YAST has probably changed a bit since SuSE 8.0 (the last one I ran), but look for the "runlevel" value under SysConfig editor from within YAST. The default for graphical X boot is "5". Normal text mode is "3"
 
Old 01-30-2004, 12:00 AM   #3
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Cool. Thanks. got the driver installed now I'm trying to find XFree86. I found 4 versions but none of them looked right. I'm used to mandrake where all I have to do is edit XF86Config-4. Anybody know where this file is I'm supposed to edit?
 
Old 01-30-2004, 12:29 AM   #4
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another way to get out of X is simply to hit Cntrl+alt+bkspc /etc/X11/Xf86config is where ive found that file on every distro ive worked on recently (uhhh really just slack evilentity and gentoo havent been playing around much lately...too afraid of missing portage)
 
Old 01-30-2004, 12:31 AM   #5
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But I don't edit XF86Config, I have to edit XFree86 per the Nvidia readme.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 12:32 AM   #6
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/etc/x11/xf86config

when you open this file, you will see:

SaX generated XFree86 config file

 
Old 01-30-2004, 09:51 AM   #7
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Alright, I added the line
sax2 -m 0=nvidia
per the nvidia driver directions to the device section in XF86Config and it prevented me from loading X.

This is kicking my butt. Should I be putting this line somewhere else? Do I add it to the end of another line? what am I doing wrong?
 
  


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