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Old 07-06-2003, 02:28 AM   #1
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trying to exit x server HOW


Sorry Im just a very newbie to Linux windows all my life. I have just got mandrake 9.1 & trying to install video drivers from NVIDIA must exit X to install hope someone can help
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Old 07-06-2003, 02:34 AM   #2
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try CTRL+ALT+DEL
 
Old 07-06-2003, 02:40 AM   #3
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I have tried ctrl+alt+del even ctrl+alt+backspace it just re-boots the system.
 
Old 07-06-2003, 02:51 AM   #4
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Press CTRL+ALT+F1...F6 for command line
 
Old 07-06-2003, 02:56 AM   #5
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CTRL ALT F2
Login as root, then:
telinit 3
This will kill X essentially.

After you are finished installing the NVIDIA drivers, as root type:
telinit 5
To get back to gui.

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Old 07-06-2003, 03:08 AM   #6
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Thank you ctrl+alt+f1 takes me to the command line but drivers must be installed @root hope someone can help, sorry just a dumbie
;-(
 
Old 07-06-2003, 03:27 AM   #7
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MasterC--------->:-) thank you that worked now all I need to do is edit the xf86config do you know how??

thx very much
Abvolt
 
Old 07-06-2003, 04:18 AM   #8
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To edit the XF86Config file you'll need to use a text editor, probably the most newbie friendly will be either nano or pico, to open a file in a text editor in the command line:
nano /path/to/file/filename
So:
nano /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
For you. Same with pico:
pico /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

Simply give the command to open your text editor (pico, nano, vi, joe, or whatever you'd like to use) and the path to the filename, and it will open the application with that file in it. Then edit the file to your needs, save and exit. This will all need to be done as root since you are editing a system file. Anytime you use root to edit system files, it's STRONGLY recommended you do a backup of AT LEAST the file you are editing, if not a full system backup.



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