LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-25-2007, 09:28 PM   #1
hyphae
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2007
Location: Atlanta
Distribution: Slack 11
Posts: 46

Rep: Reputation: 15
Single user or multi-user mode?


During installations of software, patches, ect., which is best to do it all under as (title)? I would think it would be a good idea to install your video card during a single user mode session. I have kernel 2.4.31, stock, and I'm about to recompile really for my first time to 2.4.34, I believe most stable and best version of 2.4, and I'd like to know whether I can do all of this at my desktop while using the konsole and alt-tabbing to this web browser?

Thanks!
 
Old 01-25-2007, 10:09 PM   #2
H_TeXMeX_H
Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: $RANDOM
Distribution: slackware64
Posts: 12,928
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269
You can certainly compile a kernel while xserver is up and running KDE ... or anytime and anyplace really.

As for installing a video card ... I suppose you mean installing drivers for the card ? The ATI drivers ? If so, then yes also. AFAIK the ATI drivers still use a GUI interface to install the drivers.
 
Old 01-25-2007, 10:20 PM   #3
randomsel
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: Wilmington, DE
Distribution: Slackware 11
Posts: 201

Rep: Reputation: 30
There aren't any problems with recompiling the kernel with X on, you can actually configure the kernel with a graphical interface (read the slackbook, good stuff).
Problems shouldn't arise until you try to use the new kernel (that is, if you messed up something).
 
Old 01-26-2007, 10:52 AM   #4
dive
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 3,211

Rep: Reputation: 292Reputation: 292Reputation: 292
When installing nvidia drivers you must close X and rmmod nvidia (if it's an update). Sometimes the nvidia installer still complains of kernel module in use and you have to restart in init 4.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
single user mode... navaladi Mandriva 2 12-26-2004 02:41 AM
RedHat 9 SIngle-User Mode sangjin Linux - Newbie 2 08-25-2003 10:37 AM
single user mode ? wr3ck3d Slackware 5 03-29-2003 09:52 AM
What is single-user mode?? rbanonuevo Linux - Newbie 4 01-28-2002 12:17 PM
Securing Single User Mode ryanstrayer Linux - Security 4 01-23-2002 08:45 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:07 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration