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Old 06-02-2008, 04:20 AM   #1
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NVIDIA got me stuck in a land with no X.....commandline issues

After trying to install an NVIDIA card (7600GS) onto my ubuntu edgy 6.10 box, I was informed that the kernels were not in sync. So I try to apt-get update & am informed that "temprary failure resolving" address. I cannot even look at the full list files, as I cannot pause the display, nor scroll, & end up with only the bottom of the list. My firewall, guarddog, requires a gui to change settings, I have ping blocked & cannot change settings to disable this to test connection.

1. How to see all of a list (ls) if it's bigger than the terminal screen?
2. How to change a firewall setting without its gui?

then I can start to address apt-get update.....
then find kernel info.....
Old 06-02-2008, 04:45 AM   #2
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To see the output of a command page by page, add this to the end of the command:
| less
(pipe less)
Anyway, if you have problems with your nvidia drivers, edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and replace 'nvidia' (in Device section) with 'nv', or 'vesa' if nv doesn't work) and launch startx.
Old 06-02-2008, 08:19 PM   #3
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Thx for the | less command....really will help me.

I have now got my GUI system back, after changing

section "devices"
Device "NVIDIA TNT.." ect, my old card (from backup file) to "NV"
Driver "nvidia" to "nv"
end section

thx again.

now off to study up on GPU kernels....


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