I do, and i am. So how on earth do I get rid of it?
I'm trying to install the NVIDIA 177.82 driver for my Geforce 7600GT card in Ubuntu 8.04
Every time I try it stops with the message:
You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing. For further details, please see the section INSTALLING THE NVIDIA DRIVER in the README available on the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
The document referred to in the message tells me to change the default runlevel in /etc/inittab to 1 or 2 to install it, then change it back to 3 or 5 or whatever to get my desktop back.
Unfortunately, Ubuntu 8.04 doesn't appear to have a file called inittab and if I create one in the /etc directory containing id:2:initdefault:
it appears to be completely ignored on restart.
So, how can I get out of X, kill it, and then get back in once I have installed the drivers?