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Old 12-19-2002, 10:24 PM   #1
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Unhappy Got greedy - now i need to roll back to the old graphics driver

Had Redhat 8.0 running fine (dual boot XP even!) with the VESA driver on my Dell Insprion 2650 laptop (with the Nvidia GEForce2 DDR that comes with it). Then i got greedy and tried to see if the Nvidia drivers would work... no luck. Now, being a newbie, I don't know the Vulcan death grip to boot to a generic driver again. I have rtfm'd the VERY basic install manual they send with the box kit, to no avail... even the boot: linux lowres gives me static. I have booted from the floppy and the CD, also to no avail. Any tips on getting to a gui again would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Old 12-19-2002, 11:06 PM   #2
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just put the Driver back to nv or whatever it was before you changed it in the XF86Config-4 file
Old 12-21-2002, 03:57 AM   #3
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you can edit /etc/inittab to change your default runlevel
to 3 after booting with a cdrom, until you fix your
That way X will not try to start at boot, and you can tinker before you crash.
There may be your old backup for
your X config in /etc/X11/ and you can just copy it
back over the new one.


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