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Old 09-18-2004, 10:27 AM   #1
Phebes
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new to compiling.


Being new to linux ive not yet compiled, installed anything other than default Redhat install, i wanted to know whats a good place/thing to start compiling/installing for a new user.

Are terminal and command line the same thing ?

Thanks.
 
Old 09-18-2004, 10:30 AM   #2
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hi there

first unpack the source u get
for .tar.gz

tar xvzf abc.tar.gz

and for .tar.bz2

tar xvjf abc.tar.bz2

and then go to that direcory and

./configure
make
make install

these are the basic stps involved for more in this
thre is a IINSTALL file in the packages u have unpacked,u can find more there

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Old 09-18-2004, 12:08 PM   #3
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How do i turn off x-server in Redhat ready for install/compiling ?
 
Old 09-18-2004, 12:43 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Phebes
How do i turn off x-server in Redhat ready for install/compiling ?
hi

why do u want to do that???

and what r u compilng????

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Old 09-18-2004, 01:02 PM   #5
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Hi lad,

Im trying for the first time to install Nvidia graphic drivers - below quote from read me.

"Before beginning the driver installation, you should exit the X server.
In addition you should set your default run level so you will boot to a
vga console and not boot directly into X"

Thanks.
 
Old 09-18-2004, 01:13 PM   #6
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hi there
for this

edit ur /etc/inittab

# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
# 0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 1 - Single user mode
# 2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
# 3 - Full multiuser mode
# 4 - unused
# 5 - X11
# 6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#
id:5:initdefault


change ur
id:5:initdefault

to


id:3:initdefault

which is the NON-X user mode

also since ur doing this for this first time so take a backup of ur /etc/inittab file before doing any changes in case something else goes wrong


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