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Old 10-10-2004, 01:39 AM   #1
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nvidia help

hey i just installed debian and i want to install my nvidia geforce vid drivers i tryed once and i killed xserver with ctrl+alt+f1 and chmoded the nvidia file and ran it and it said that xserver was still running which was not true lol so if any one knows how to do this it would be a great help thanks
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C+A+F1 won't kill the x server, it just changes to a different screen. either exit normally, or zap it with C+A+backspace. if it keeps reloading, run "init 3" and then kill it. you will then be left at a console without X running (run "ps ax" to make sure)
Old 10-10-2004, 12:58 PM   #3
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you can also stop the X server (X will automatically restart if you logout or kill it with ctrl-alt-backspace) by stopping the desktop manager with

su -c "/etc/init.d/gdm stop"
if you're using gdm as ur desktop manager (you can also try xdm or kdm).

you're also going to need the kernel headers to install the nvidia driver.

su -c "apt-get install kernel-headers-$(uname -r)"
and remember if you ever update your kernel, you'll need to download the new kernel headers and rerun the nvidia installer

nvidia-installer --force-update

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