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Old 12-23-2004, 04:25 PM   #1
daveman_t
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boot to pure console no x server


I'm running redhat 9, i want to install the nvidia 3d drivers for my card, but can't work out how to boot to a command line as i can't have x running when i do the installation. Any ideas?

cheers

also, how do i get it to boot with numlock on?
 
Old 12-23-2004, 04:45 PM   #2
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ok, i have found that i can do this by editing the /etc/innittab file to boot in to text mode, but before i do this, how do i edit files from the console so that i can change it back?
 
Old 12-23-2004, 05:10 PM   #3
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I use nano su to root
then nano -w (path to file you want to edit)
ctrl o then enter to save and ctrl x to exit here is a great guide;
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/nano-basics-guide.xml
 
Old 12-23-2004, 05:11 PM   #4
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Use an editor like vi, vim, pico, nano, etc, etc
 
Old 12-23-2004, 05:45 PM   #5
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got it sorted thanks. seemed obvious when i did it to just startx and use an editor in there. thanks.
 
Old 12-23-2004, 05:50 PM   #6
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going to X just to edit files is certainly a novel approach
 
  


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