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Hello i am trying to install install Nvidia video card drivers for my geforce4 mx 440 on redhat 9 and whenever i start to it tells me i need to exit x server, how is this done? any other helpful inof on what to do after that would be much apprecaited
i posted this in the red hat forum under -red hat 9 driver install, the 6th replay to the thread, this is how i did it-
download the nvidia driver, it got saved into the /home/ronss directory.
okay, got to get out of the x-server , do this-
open terminal and type this-
type in your root password
should get ya into runlevel 3, and next type this-
now you should get a prompt $, now i can remember if you have to get root permission or not, but try installing driver with the $ , if it doesn,t work, type in su -, and your root password, you will get this #, and then type in nvidia command to run the driver , which is this for me-
should install driver, now exit runlevel 3, with the command-startx
you have to configure the xf86 file now, i used kedit and to do this you got to give it permission to change the xf86 config file, do this, open terminal and type this-
su -c "kedit /x11/xf86config "
hit enter, should open kedit, now click on / and in the file box, enter /x11/
click find, it should open some files, and you should find the xf86config file, now edit the file per se nvidia read me file, after making the changes , save , and reboot , you should get the nvidia splash screen if installed correctly