I have SuSE 9.0, dual-boot with WinXP. I'm beginning to think I should never have tried to use Linux... it's turning out to be harder than I thought. My first problem is that the main thing I wanted was a better platform for my 3D graphics work. Finally, at the end of the installation, SuSE announces that I'll have to install the 3D drivers for my NVidia card myself. Thanks. Very helpful. At the moment, Linux won't connect to the Internet (that's another story) so I downloaded the correct driver under windows and began reading the installation instructions. I'm baffled right from the beginning.
Before beginning the driver installation, you should exit the X server.
In addition you should set your default run level so you will boot to a
vga console and not boot directly into X (please consult the documentation
that came with your Linux distribution if you are unsure how to do this;
this is normally done by modifying your /etc/inittab file). This will
make it easier to recover if there is a problem during the installation.
After installing the driver you must edit your XF86Config file before
the newly installed driver will be used. See the section below entitled
EDITING YOUR XF86CONFIG FILE.
I'm lost. How do I exit the X server? Isn't that the program behind the GUI or something? If I boot directly into console mode, how will I fix it so I can get back to the GUI mode again? And editing my XF86Config file! Help! I'm scared!
This is the readme file:
Will someone please help me? I must sound pretty pathetic....
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