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Old 01-16-2005, 07:53 PM   #1
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Run Level 3


I need to install drivers for my nvidia card. I can't do it unless I am running the system in run level 3. Problems is the boot menu(lilo) only gives me the option for run level 1 and 5 not three. What do I need to do so it boots in run level 3. Mandrake 10.1 Official and KDE.

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Old 01-16-2005, 08:02 PM   #2
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"What do I need to do so it boots in run level 3."

You can change the default run level. Log in as root. Edit /etc/inittab to change:
id:5:initdefault:
to
id:3:initdefault:

Then reboot. After you have your drivers installed then change the default run level back to 5.

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Old 01-16-2005, 09:28 PM   #3
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Thank you. Worked perfectly.



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Old 01-17-2005, 03:10 AM   #4
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Next time you need to temporarily change runlevels e.g. to install Nvidia drivers just type "init 3" in a console as root. Once you have finished, to get back into runlevel 5 just do "init 5" as root. No need to edit anything.
 
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Thanks.


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Old 01-17-2005, 11:41 PM   #6
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or hit the ESC key at the boot menu and type 'linux init 3'
 
  


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