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Old 09-29-2004, 06:17 PM   #1
phoenixofwater
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Closing X to install NVIDIA driver? (Fixed)


Ok, I'm been trying for 2 days to close xwindows for i can install the NVIDIA driver.
But whatever I do I can't exit xwindows or boot in to the command line.
I would like my system to always boot to the command line becuase i don't always need the GUI.
I have tryed editing my inittab to have id:3:initdefault: but i still boot into X.
I also tryed running init 3 from the terminal as root and nothing happens.

Anyone can help?

Thanks!

edit
forgot to mention that I'm running Debian unstable with kernel 2.6.7-1-386

Last edited by phoenixofwater; 09-29-2004 at 07:26 PM.
 
Old 09-29-2004, 06:36 PM   #2
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Can't help with Debian inittab, but when you're running a X server,
if you hit Ctrl + Alt + Backspace you'll kill it....
 
Old 09-29-2004, 06:53 PM   #3
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As root type "init 3" . That kills the xserver and you can install the nvidia driver. Once you have installed the driver and edited your /etc/x11/xorg.config or /etc/X11/XF86Config type "init 5", and the graphical login manager will appear.
 
Old 09-29-2004, 07:01 PM   #4
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Originally posted by reddazz
As root type "init 3" . That kills the xserver and you can install the nvidia driver. Once you have installed the driver and edited your /etc/x11/xorg.config or /etc/X11/XF86Config type "init 5", and the graphical login manager will appear.
Did you fully read my posting?
I tryed that, nothing happens.

Code:
tony@debian:~$ su
Password:
debian:/home/tony# init 3
debian:/home/tony#
 
Old 09-29-2004, 07:02 PM   #5
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Originally posted by Chinaman
Can't help with Debian inittab, but when you're running a X server,
if you hit Ctrl + Alt + Backspace you'll kill it....
its close the xserver but it bring be back to the graphical login manager..
 
Old 09-29-2004, 07:06 PM   #6
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Will the graphical login manager let you login as root,
and then install the driver?

If not that way, can you enter "linux single" when you boot?

Are you using LILO or GRUB?
 
Old 09-29-2004, 07:08 PM   #7
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I'm been trying for 2 days to close xwindows
Try this:

As root "apt-get install rcconf", run "rcconf", disable xdm/kdm/gdm (whichever you use). Reboot.
 
Old 09-29-2004, 07:25 PM   #8
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Originally posted by Dead Parrot
Try this:

As root "apt-get install rcconf", run "rcconf", disable xdm/kdm/gdm (whichever you use). Reboot.
That did it!

Thanks everbody!!
 
  


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