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Old 06-03-2003, 07:04 PM   #1
KennyK
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Stopping X from starting


I am trying to install a new video driver and Linux is telling me that I can't do it while in X. I have done some searching in this server and all I can find is people having problems starting X. Could someone help me to get my system to boot to the text mode so I can break this thing? Then I will post again crying for help to get it fixed?

Any help would be great!

Regards, Kenny
 
Old 06-03-2003, 07:08 PM   #2
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Press Ctrl+Alt+F1
Log in as root
Enter telinit 3

After installing, as root enter telinit 5
Press Ctrl+Alt+F7
 
Old 06-03-2003, 07:21 PM   #3
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after I typed telinit 3

It hangs at;
Starting automount: No Mountpoints Defined

What did I do wrong?

Regards, Kenny
 
Old 06-03-2003, 07:32 PM   #4
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Have you used runlevel 3 before? Or changed it's configuration? That shouldnt happen...
 
Old 06-03-2003, 08:12 PM   #5
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I got it. Thanks. What I did was what you said, except I left it in runlevel 5, installed the driver, modified the XF86Config file, then restarted X. Now I have OpenGL.

Thanks again for your help.

Regards, Kenny

And I didn't even break it.
 
  


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