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Old 04-25-2003, 08:37 AM   #1
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boot to vga console

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How can i boot to a vga console to install the nvidia graphics drivers without starting X?
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#2 on the FAQ.

Change inittab's default runlevel from 5 to 3 - goes for most distros, so probably RH. Or just drop out of X - why does it have to be at boot?

And you may be able to pass a commandline option through LILO to the kernel, for all I know. Still, changing the default runlevel's the usual way.
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As digiot said, no need to reboot.

On some systems [ctrl] + [alt] + [backspace] will kill X
You can also do "init 3" as root to change runlevels without rebooting.
Of course you can also run ps aux and manually kill X


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