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Old 03-09-2005, 01:33 AM   #1
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NVIDIA and Ubuntu


I need to install my NVIDIA driver and I have to boot into the command line only, no x system running. I looked at the inittab and it is telling me this.

The default runlevel
id:2:initdefault:

runlevel 0 is halt
runlevel 1 is single-user
runlevel 2-5 are multi-user
runlevel 6 is reboot

Ok. To install this driver in Madrake I have to do it at runlevel 3. But run level 3 is different here. I have no idea how to do this in a Debian based distro, unless this is just Ubuntu specific. I tried the failsafe but the x system is still running and it won't work.

Also I have several distro's on this computer and I am using GRUB in Conectiva, not Ubuntu.

Any ideas or help would be great. I would love to try Wolfenstein Enemy Territory with Ubuntu.

Thanks

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Old 03-09-2005, 04:08 AM   #2
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To install the drivers, do
#/etc/rc.d/gdm stop
Once thats done, try installing the drivers. Debian uses one runlevel for almost everything (runlevel 2).
 
Old 03-09-2005, 04:44 AM   #3
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I tried it a several ways and it wouldn't work. This is a message I get with the above commands you mentioned.


/home/webwolf # /etc/rc.d/gdm stop
bash: /etc/rc.d/gdm: No such file or directory


/home/webwolf # sudo /etc/rc.d/gdm stop
sudo: /etc/rc.d/gdm: command not found


I tried a couple of other things combined with gdm but it always said;

gdm already running. Aborting!



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Old 03-09-2005, 09:54 AM   #4
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Sorry my fault. Its
#/etc/init.d/gdm stop
 
Old 03-09-2005, 10:16 AM   #5
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That did it. Thanks.



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