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Old 04-24-2004, 05:34 AM   #1
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nvidia driver install on suse 8.2


have the nvidia driver installed, but unable to edit the xf86config file. thought i could open the terminal, log in as root, and then type kwrite. get error-cannot access x server. if i open terminal and type kwrite, it will open, i can configure the xf86 file, but will not let me save it-do not have permission. can someone solve this problem for me. someone said go to telint 3, and open vi-i did this, but then did not know what to do next after getting into vi.
Old 04-24-2004, 06:39 AM   #2
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First of all you need to run vi with an argument of file you want to edit, eg:
vi /etc/X11/XF86Config

then it would be wise to write
':help' and press [enter] to get help ;-)
also you may want to take a look at 'man vi' directly from the console ;-)

but for this moment when you run vi you just need to press 'a' to be able to enter text, and after your corrections press 'escape' to leave write mode, then enter ':w' and press [enter] to save and ':q' and [enter] to quit

those ':' are important, but '' are just quotation marks

Take care,
Old 04-24-2004, 06:45 AM   #3
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thanks for the info . will give it a try tonight after work. the nvidia driver is installed, i get the screen at boot, but it needs to configured in the xf86 file.


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